Thursday, September 23, 2010

Listen Inside

Been in a poem-ish mood lately... this one, written during a Portland Women's Writing Circle, was innspired by a Rumi poem about the deep listening, specifically; "the beauty of your separation".

Listen Inside

Listen to your solitude
Hear its daily hum, edging along your skin
Vibrating the heart drum

Listen with intent
Past the buzz in the fear of being alone
There is music there, inside you-
Accompanying you, a duet for your one life

Listen to your solitude
And find yourself there
Beyond the sigh of breath
A quiet orchestra
In your solitary soul
For your strum, for your lead
You: the conductor of your loneliness

Listen with the intent to hear
Your spirit
And it will sing
A lullaby of connection.

1 comment:

  1. I think I could use some alone time now!