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Friday, February 17, 2006

if we are strong enough to be weak enough....

I have just discovered Oriah Mountain Dreamer:
Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.

Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile,
and leave footprints on our hearts forever...

Beautiful. Lovely lovely words that resonate. Words that I would write if I could.

And Night Tears from the now out of print Dreams of Desire. You can go read the rest of Dreams of Desire here.
Night Tears
There is a crying
that happens at night
that does not come
while the light is with us.
There are things that cannot
be evaded
once the sun goes down.
Small nocturnal creatures
with sharp white teeth
silently gnaw at the edges of
belly and heart
when the darkness descends
and the void inside
grows larger.

It can split you open.

And the bone
in the centre of your chest
like the cracked wishing bone
from the turkey breast.

And if we are strong enough
to be weak enough
we are given a wound
that never heals.
It is the gift
that keeps the heart open.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

In general, I'm not a poetry guy. But that stuff is excellent.
Yeah. I like poetry but there is not much poetry that I like.
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