Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dissertation On Rivers

The Elaho - photo by Jon Merk

The river of love can 
knock you to your knees,
when that tall dark stranger's heart
develops teeth that would
consume your essence, 
if you allowed it-
a napalm strike that levels 
the landscape of the heart,
scorched earth devastation
in its wake,
from which all of your foliage
must begin to grow anew.

This is when you will discover that love
 - real love, not napalm-love -
is the river, the ocean, and the droplet, 
 one drop  an ecstasy on the tongue
after times of great thirst.

After passing that class,
you enter Being 101,
discovering your true identity
minute, one solitary drop in the turbulent sea,
and vast, part of the ebbing and flowing,
of the largeness
of the ocean itself.

Fall in love with the way
the moon splashes stardust
on the surface of the river,
irradiates the pond with an 
unearthly radiance,
lights a silver pathway across the lake.
Beyond,the dark and lumpy 
mountaintops huddle
like the hunched shoulders 
of an indolent giant,
the moon a bauble for him to bat 
from side to side.

Let the evening breeze whisper 
endearments in your ear,
translated by the silvery timpani 
of the leaves, falling 
from their accustomed branches
without attachment, without regret, 
free of fear.

Learn to fall like that,
in love with the whole world,
and you will never
be alone..
Allow your heart
this most glorious
pilgrimage.
.

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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Sherry.... I so like the idea of falling in love with the whole world. That is the best kind of love, as it is all encompassing and never goes away.

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  2. Fall in love with the way
    the moon splashes stardust
    on the surface of the river,
    irradiates the pond with an
    unearthly radiance

    this is lovely...and without ever having gone through one can you really appreciate the other? and with the world...its def a step of our evolution.

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  3. an you should totally googlism wild woman...my fav is....wild woman is a return to living and creating through our wombs

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    1. just re-read it and fell in love again. :)

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  5. Each of us is entitled to experience that 'once in a lifetime real love' you write of ~~ so beautifully.

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  6. there is much sensuality in a flowing river....

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  7. This is a wild journey into the heart of one's soul, as it should be-uncharted! Gorgeous to read...

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  8. i thought you said boeing 101 at first. ha!!
    the falling and the running river blend beautifully...

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  9. Fabulous, my dear Sherry.
    "Learn to fall like that,
    in love with the whole world,
    and you will never
    be alone."
    May we never be alone, my friend, may we always have our beloved world with us.
    K

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  10. and may we all allow our heart this most glorious pilgrimage........so uplifting...

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