Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Music of the Spheres


My beloved Wickaninnish Beach


I open my window to the music of the spheres:
call of mourning dove, hoot of owl,
fresh new leaves rustling on green willow,
creek trickling over rocks, singing a morning song.

I open my door to the beauty near at hand.
The mountains teach patience.
The river teaches joy.
Trees are the wisdom-keepers.
The ocean sings a song of life 
that echoes in our hearts.

I open my soul to the expansiveness of the sky,
the deep mystery of the heavens,
moon and stars and clouds and  swirling planets,
each in its perfect place.
As we are, no matter what we face.

It is all here ~
everything we need, for wonder ~
our souls rise up in response,
like candles, catching the flame and flaring,
like hearts, catching the light and sharing,
warm, like the sun coming out,
after a long winter.

for Susan's prompt at Mid Week Motif: enlightenment. For me, the soul's journey is deeply entwined with the beauty of the natural world. 

26 comments:

  1. And I, for one, couldn't agree more, my cackling wise friend. I find an echo of my own joy in your words and images. This was just what I needed today.

    Elizabeth

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  2. After all we are a part of nature and nature gives us peace and enlightens our soul.

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  3. Such a wonderful poem here Sherry... I love the way you have used Nature to describe the concept of enlightenment... Gives me the feeling of peace and tranquility.... love it!!!!
    Much love..
    xoxo

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  4. Open window, door, soul--"As we are, no matter what we face." Imlove the singers, teachers and expansiveness, lighting like candles, on fire like hearts and vast as spring and summer. This is my new favorite of your poems.

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  5. I can imagine no greater teachers than those in nature. They expand our souls and allow the light. This poem is a prayer to them, to yourself and us all. It is pure beauty. Thank you Sherry.

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  6. the beauty of creation is a gift... i wish more could enjoy... since so much peace and fulfillment can come from it... lovely write

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  7. Sherry, how beautiful. You could also link as Music to ABC Wednesday, where we are at the letter M! Yes, there is music of the soul to be found in nature. We need to listen whenever we can, but some folks seem to be tonedeaf as they plunder our natural resources... Love, Amy

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  8. Sherry,

    Enlightenment is all about this wonderful world. Learning should come easy to humankind, via nature, animals and the example of the wise forefathers..It is as you have written in your magnificent poem Sherry. Sadly a lot of this wisdom goes unused, through the impatience and ignorance of mankind...Animals and nature can teach us so much...Enlightenment is in so many of your poems Sherry...
    Happy Springtime,
    Eileen

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  9. How I love you last stanza!!!!!

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  10. Sadly it is mankind that is out of kilter with the world. We take more than we need, we destroy that which is of no use to us but worse still we have no respect for the other inhabitants of this earth. Even our tears cannot generate wisdom.

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  11. Is this what you see from your actual window or when you are in Tofino? Another poetical expression of your link and relationship with Nature.

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  12. I want to see your view~ The last stanza makes my heart filled with sunshine~ Beautiful, Sherry!
    Ga ga gorgeous

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  13. We humans do learn from nature and animals! Sadly many refuse instead many think first of themselves. Truly said Sherry!

    Hank

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  14. I sense a Shaman in you. Beautiful write.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful. And as usual I relate completely.

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  16. Love the balance and the light and the warmth... The fact that everything has its place, even if it isn't all that stable at the moment; for eventually, it will be. ♥

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  17. Yes! You've caught the light and thank you for Sherring. :D Good one Sherry.

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  18. :) . a visit here is always good for the soul, Sherry ~

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  19. I have reached a phase of my life where I am literally living on words that heal..."like candles, catching the flame and flaring, / like hearts, catching the light and sharing," I feel this is the way to live this life & I find you in these words...

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  20. Sounds like a heavenly landscape you've got there, beautifully described!

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  21. Wonderful poem, a very fun look at opening up.

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  22. The trick seems to be in being open - to possibilities, to simple pleasures - to the very essence of life.

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  23. "It is all here ~
    everything we need, for wonder ~
    our souls rise up in response," Superb!! I read this poem over and over again. Such a soul lifting piece, Sherry!! Absolutely sublime!

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  24. all we need' lovely Sherry what a beautiful way to enlightenment..the contentment of the soul...highly inspiring as always..a pleasure to read...

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  25. This is the warming heart poem, Sherry. I like 'each in its perfect place' thought...we're really where we supposed to be and doing what we can...I like the heart's like candle response to light by sharing the love...~ wonderful! x

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  26. All we have to do is open the door, and we will find what we need....and want. (If we look carefully...smiles.)

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