that comes at dawn
Don’t hold back
Run out beneath the open sky
and dance, dance!
Let your heart loose
Be wild and free.
Listen to the birds sing.
See their feathered breasts
tremble. So completely
they are giving.
You too can be naked
of every thing
that keeps you from
Stay awake all night if you
must. Let the longing pierce
you. Don’t run away, turn
to face it. Break open.
Feel the ecstasy rising.
The Friend said these troubles
were never intended
that tie you to the world,
But as a ladder
that connects you
to the purest source
This is your truth,
that intimate connection.
Meet the darkness tenderly,
lose all hope;
Be perfectly ashamed. This
is when he Loves you most.
Let the Beloved touch you,
don’t hold back.
There is a deeper light;
It is coming, now.
I don’t want to speak about
how difficult this is,
Because i’d like to believe
there is a sweetness here somewhere;
A secret key hidden –
I’ll find it
and turn all the desperate star filled nights
into days of dancing.
I shall stay awake all night
sitting within my own stillness.
I shall listen for the echo of the drum beat
then journey to its source.
I shall return to that place from which the heart whispers;
Where lovers reveal moonlight secrets:
where spirit is born.
At dawn I will go out
into the unbroken day.
I shall walk lightly with clear eyes and an open heart
so that I will be present to receive your blessings
with the awareness that they deserve.
I shall bathe in the music of new beginnings
and bear witness to the mysteries you have revealed.
When the world stirs I will turn to face you and say “YES!
and YES!” because I am not afraid to give myself completely
whilst honouring my own sweet truth;
So that each step is a humble offering
to adorn your dance.
I shall empty my mind to receive what we had always known
then bow down to honour your beauty.
I will remember yesterday’s sorrows
only for the wisdom which they taught.
And what was not given with love I shall set aside:-
Liberating our ancient hurts
to be returned to that place from which the heart whispers;
Where lovers create sun-kissed futures
and spirit is born
I ask the warrior, for what does he fight?
He bows down low before me
then draws near with searching eyes:
“I stand in a place beyond imagination
where answers hold no truth.”
So I ask what calls him, to have travelled so far?
He looks in each direction
then lifts up his arms:
“I am nowhere that can be measured
the journey is not of distance but of light”
So I ask again, “Then tell me, for whom do you fight?”
He steps forward to touch me and shines in the night:
“I fight the known for the unknown to be free,
I fight fear so that love can wholly be.
I fight illusions for the sleeping ones to see
I fight ignorance so that I can become we.
This battle is for consciousness,
for all who breathe and live.
My soul must travel onwards
for my heart is moved to give.”
His words make me ache with remembering,
he has reached the deep depths of my past.
His eyes force my tears to flow strongly
and I bow down to join him at last.
© October 2008