Through the Dark We Love

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And then the clouds
dispersed, and the sun
burst forth into day
And then the earth
suckled on spring rains
and buds began to rise
And the sleeping
stretched until every cell
came alive with the new
And the quiet
Remembered their secrets
And shared them with glee
And then we saw
the dark for the light
and the light for the dark
And we laughed.
And held our bellies
And laughed, and laughed. – TS

Upside Down In Its Right Place

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To stop,
For even a moment,
To allow the nature
Of awe to sizzle the bones,
To think of fish swimming
In undulating, Turner skies,
And bird nymphs chirping
In the ocean’s depths,
To marvel at warrior
Bamboo shoots
Just beginning to grow,
And goddess scents
Betraying the fiery red
of her earthly incarnation.
To imbibe what his here
Before us,
And reach for her
Mothers and fathers,
Her sisters and brothers
Beyond. – TS

A Love Like This

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the question has not
already been answered:
it needs no answering.
 
the gaze reaches far
into distant horizons:
there is nothing to see.
 
the mind jumping here,
there, looking for a home:
there is nowhere to land.
 
the cry mustering strength
from deep hurts within:
there is nothing to say.
 
the heart thumps in its cage
seeking all kinds of love:
there is no love like this.
 
love is not lost and found.
love cannot disappear.
love has never left us. – TS

Hush –

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hush –
she wants to show herself
to you, to enfold you
into one of infinite
possible worlds
nesting here
all along,
with her
ethereal jewel-like colours
hues of ocean and sky
impossible to put
to word, and
the sounds,
pretty and
muted,
hush –
let us spend time here,
and find what is clear
and what is true,
and what we
can bring,
hold,
hush … – TS