Sky River


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I look to the sky river,

A fluid, timeless, spaceless current,

My heart wide open,

Ready to gather ripples

From the universe,

A hopeful flow that pulls me in

And bathes me

in fingers of light.

Creative Lunars


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“the creative lunars are out” she said,

With music like honey on her lips,

And the red moon hanging low.

 

Into the cold-blue I went outside

with cats dancing in the shadows

and hair cascading into the night

 

And lay on the playground slide

Still chill and stared into the sky

Mesmerized by her aberration

Comforted by her transformation.

 

April 14, 2014

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That moment when

the moon sets behind the mountain

and the sun rises from the sea

there is a stillness inside of me

 

4/15/2014

 

Dear Rumi


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Dear Rumi,

Centuries later,

You have made me cry,

For I too have been here since the dawn of time,

Absorbing essence of light and dark, soil and sky,

But the word,

Your words,

Read from ancient scrolls

Left me bleeding with the thorns of roses wanting more,

Pleading for the universe to make my words eternal,

For my passion, like yours, to last forever,

In hunger, in longing, in forgiveness and in letting go,

To carry this heavy burden of love, in beauty,

Like you,

A brilliant flower garden in the cyclical budding of time,

In grief, and in joy,

for all the universe to hear and feel and love,

That timeless heartbeat aching to be free

Yet wanting to be captured

By her, by me, by infinite melody.

 

For Noora, Who Inspires,

Karen K.L. Espaniola,  January 26, 2014

 

 

Blue Sky Tanka


 

 

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Today’s clear blue sky

Her supernal sapphire sphere

Eternal longing

Distant blissful heavenly dome

Calls me near, calling me home.

 

Poetry

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