Saturday, April 15, 2017

THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES




















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 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.


Sharing this poem from 2015 with the good folk of Poets United, where you'll find good reading in the Pantry every Sunday morning.

26 comments:

  1. Window to Door to Soul to Sun--oh, my! Lovely.

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  2. And it is all there in your poem too, beautifully expressed and shared.

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  3. Really like 'souls, like candles catching flame and flaring' What a gorgeous image, Sherry,

    Elizabeth

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  4. Yes,Sherry, it is all here...everything we need! We just have to open the door.

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  5. This is so beautiful and inspiring.
    May you enjoy a glorious Easter.

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  6. wow...each word is breathing joy.."our souls rise up in response,
    like candles, catching the flame and flaring, / like hearts, catching the light and sharing," my favorite lines.

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  7. Love the souls igniting like candles... especially considering I open my window to urban sounds and smells.. hardly uplifting.

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  8. Too many people miss it all because they are looking at their phones.

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  9. There is no better happiness than being content with what you have. It is always good to read or hear words like this.

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  10. This is imbued with a sense of peace and well-being.

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  11. In truth, we need little in this world, and what we truly need has been supplied. Glory!

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  12. This is what I need, Sherry. Just peace of mind while waiting for my job applications. You painted serenity and comfort very well :)

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  13. I wish I could open my door to such wonders Sherry

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  14. This is absolutely exquisite, Sherry. Wherever we are, there is beauty around us, if we but open our eyes and hearts to it. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. The beauty of nature sustains us. All gifts from the Creator.

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  16. Oh this reads like a prayer. I really enjoyed it.

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  17. Oh dear! Certainly one of my favorites! I love the mourning dove, a lovely bird! And the songs you hear, the soul songs. Thank you for this wonderful writie.

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  18. This is simply beautiful Sherry. I love the lessons of nature and I love this poem.

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  19. Luv the influence of nature on your heart

    Happy Easter Sherry, thank you for dropping in at my Sunday Standard today

    much love...

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  20. This is a beautifully constructed piece, Sherry. I love the way it builds – the opening up of the: window … door … soul … ‘like the sun coming out, after a long winter.’ Wonderful! I feel rather buoyant and sunny after that read. And, as it turns out, the sun is actually ‘out’ here in Vancouver, on this Easter Sunday, gifting the day with a wee bit of pathetic fallacy (the good kind ~ ha ~)

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  21. Oh this is soo beautiful, Sherry!❤️ Especially love; "I open my soul to the expansiveness of 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."❤️

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  22. You open my ears, we lean out together, and I hear the music with you. Still beautiful,

    Elizabeth

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  23. Opening the door, is but the first step, in moving forward, in accepting the wider world, around us. In becoming one, with the universe.

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