Posted in Surrender

You let me fall…

reflections of love

You let me fall
into deep reflection,
when words
were not enough,
holding me when
my voice faltered,
and I came undone…

You brought me back
over uneven
pathways,
when I was too frail
to stand,
speaking love
into the silence,
you showed me
the promised land…

And in gatherings
of heartbreak,
you collected
every tear,
keeping them
in jars of kindness,
like treasured souvenirs…

©AllysoAlly2020

Posted in Surrender

Scatterings of repose…

wild geese 2

In scatterings of repose,
where loveliness strolls,
I lingered near the lake,
a halcyon escape,
down pathways untrodden,
where strife had been forgotten…
In quags where grace compels,
and mindfulness dwells… I surrendered to the peace
in groves of wild geese,
and true serenity reclined
in wetlands
and boggy shrines…

©AllysoAlly2020

Posted in Surrender

Papillon…

“You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.”
― Aberjhani

forest butterflies

He emerged from his pupa at the end of time
when reasons don’t matter,
and words don’t rhyme…
and out of the brooding, where darkness restores,
he felt resurrection deep down in his core…

the summer of love beckoned
and trees stood tall,
he soaked in the awakening
where light beings are called…

and the forests whispered while the seas roared,
he danced to tempos of one accord…

he had left the winter of his discontent,
and landed in pastures where love augments…

and from his chrysalis where dreams are made
he stepped into his beauty,
he was unafraid…

image courtesy of PixaBay
©AllysoAlly2020

Posted in Surrender

Monday blues…

“Blessed be the longing that brought you here
And quickens your soul with wonder.”
― John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

blue monday

The distant mountains
carved out blues,
reflections of
my constant muse…
I waded down
to the water’s edge
and from the banks
the herons pledged
to teach me
to glide
with the ebb and flow…
to be unruffled
in times of woe…

In the everglades
hidden away,
I unearthed an anointing of this day…

©AllysoAlly2020

 

Posted in courage, Gratitude, life, Love, Mindfulness, Surrender, Thinking out loud

Recipe for removal of bitterness…

I was going to participate in the poetry month for April but I realize it takes up so much of my time, so I’m going to do it intermittently… 🙂
This is my recipe for April the first! (one day late)

recipe for bitterness

Mix in sweet gratitude and let it seep…
Take dollops
of surrender
And pour in deep…
Let presence enfold you
immersing the pain,
on a low heat of forgiveness
whisk in the remains…
of grace and mercy,
with heapfuls of love,
blended with compassion,
and using kit gloves,
sharpness will boil away, as you ladel out blessings
count them very slowly,
it may be messy…
it may take courage to let it dissolve,
bake on high and
you will evolve…

bitterness is removed
with loads of patience
serve with love
and dedication…

Posted in Acceptance, Surrender

Scattered blues…

monday blues

On days like this, in scattered blues
I’m quenched by
cerulean hues,
and breath gasps towards the heavens,
groping for
favorable blessings…

My feet unstable on the ground,
in ripples that splash,
conceding sounds,
that heave
beneath
melancholy sighs,
the lingering residue that stains the skies…

My spirit tossed into the waves,
acquiescing to
mercurial shades…

©Ally2019

 

Posted in Surrender

The Outcast

“Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps”
Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

beings of light

When you see an Earthling, rejected and alone,
touch the light within him,
and remind him of his home.

Divine light dwells,
in every living being,
heaven uncovered by life’s broken dreams.

 
©AllysoAlly2018