Inspirations: Poetry

The Soul Casts Its Net

If death weds us to new life,With soul as priestInvite me now to don white veilAnd sacred vows repeat.Weep not companion of companions,Does despair make you fear?Open to emptinessGrow clearBeyond good and bad,Beyond visions, or wings of desireBelow what’s not there,The soul casts its netLife longing its peer.

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THE BLACK SWAN

 I can’t dance, I can’t fly, I can’t return I can’t weep, I can’t breath. I burn sorrow’s fire Heat beyond bearing, Singed black feathers,   Fluttering in empty streets of longing, Lost hope, and memories of delicious laughter. No one applauds the miraculous muscle The unstoppable beauty poised, Waiting the last leap. In the quiet turning No looking back Only imagination opens To the unknown.

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DEATH BECOMES US

I weep for too many dying alone~ That so much love goes un-shared.  Let death become a sacred talisman To love now! And bring us present in grief Embracing All Life. The pandemic cries, “Be One Heart! Show up empty handed. Join in reconciliation Reclaim Grace.” “May all that is un-forgiven in you, be released. May your fears yield their deepest tranquilities. May all that is unlived in you, blossom into a future graced with love.” (John O’Donohue blesses us with the last three lines.)

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AUGUST BLESSING

Mystery Of The Heart                                    In August heat Petals of the rose unfurl Revealing divinity. Wonder and splendor grow From wet, dark dirt, Rooted in earth’s grief and loss, Releasing wild perfumes Of soulful flowering. However lost, whatever the folly, Grow the rose heart,  Omnipotence made manifest. You are the gardener! At every turn Remember this. Cultivate the mystery of Being love.

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Graffiti

Welcome to Daily Breath Journal’s update~ A vibrant Graffiti-Expression inviting you to explore, expand, and link Yoga’s transformational facets of healing and vitality.  We’ve chosen a graffiti signature because like Yoga it radiates life force.  It is a ‘practice’ of the street ~ for everyone, created in the moment with passion, and a desire to make the world more colorful.  Invite Dailybreathjournal.com to paint your life with regenerative joy and beauty. Looking forward to your feedback! ~ Samantha Garden Graffiti The Wild Lilies have bloomed~ orange and miraculous. A collective consciousness exploding lush greens. Massed without structure or restraint Simple faces on over-tall stems nod in warm downdrafts Arranged with neither permission nor care Accepting a weedy inheritance. These graffiti of the earth Reveal a sacred nonchalance. Their persuasion lies in relentlessness As bloom after bloom they lift to the sun, then death. Untamed images sprayed across a summer’s landscape Appear and disappear Designed for destruction. Twelve hours they stand replete, neither longing fame, Nor desirous to be other than Holy as the day is long.

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Thresholds

In spring, the imagination rises unbidden, Called by heat and rain And the unforgiven. Green eyes follow lush stems, twirled and budded Filled with old stories Held back in the long cold And silent fear. Air, colored in birdsong, Heralds the luxe life Beyond that endured without light, Beyond the unlived life. Absolve tired dreams Yearning ‘what if,’ Forgive the grey skin, Invite the bloom, Call the imaginal unknown, Fragile frontier between hell and paradise. Bend to Grace.

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New Moon

Her silent re-birth comes A silvery scythe cutting the night Tender as a new scar A lone, mewling shadow-light Setting unknown templates Initiating up-grades. Sky-walk with spirit. Heed the call to beginner’s mind With courage as your sacrament, Talisman held to the heart. Face the unknown journey Push back the darkness.

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