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    I AWOKE

    'I AWOKE' is a poem that speaks of the appreciation & abundance of creative life, the honouring of the journey into knowing oneself ... and  ultimately the letting go of earthly life with the crossing of the threshold. 

    I AWOKE

    I awoke

    Filled with desire and passion

    And overflowing with boundless

    Plentiful, inexhaustible love

    For you and me

    And for every one of natures blessed creatures Trees, earth and sky

    All that sings

    Swarming and thronging

    With life’s harmonic melodies.

    And after gorging on this love

    Stuffed and full to my very core

    My heart of being

    Brimming and abundant with spirit light –Creates.

    ---

    And when you look

    I pray that you see into the imagination of it And feel it move you

    From the deepest parts of your being

    Within and without

    Slowly

    Unfurling

    Pushing you beyond your gates

    Into the wilderness.

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    At night I find solitude

    When the crescent moon shines

    Through an indigo sky.

    In the quiet stillness of now

    I know myself.

    When the murky shadows

    And spider beings

    Weave in and around my house

    I am not afraid.

    I think of the exalted Rose

    That has given itself

    Selflessly and utterly

    To spirit sun.

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    Everyday,

    Whilst others sit and play

    I burn like a fire

    My wood; the earthly body.

    The air I breathe & burning light

    I take deeply

    Into the spirit of matter.

    One day, near or far from now

    There will come a time

    When my body has been used up

    To the last drop.

    All vigour and vitality spent in my explorations

    My wanderings into the dark crevices

    And beautiful palaces of my being.

    The monuments have been erected

    To each moment

    Fleeting, lingering

    Wondrous happenings

    Evanescent bliss and

    Enduring tenderness.

    Anguish too in not trusting

    Ultimately trust in finding.

    This exhaustive, brimming life

    Burning, bursting

    With all there is to embrace with wonder

    Within the remarkable depths of my being.

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    Now the threshold

    Between earth and spirit

    Is water thin

    And just as transparent.

    The waves no longer crash upon my shore

    But rather, lap gently

    Quietly

    On the warm dunes of my heart

    As I slip away next door.

    I will miss your shining eyes my love

    But I am grateful too

    That I have lived into a thousand moments of light Warm, enriching golden light.

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    And when you see my body

    A gaunt ruin it will be

    Bleak & desolate

    Like a forgotten temple

    That silently echoes my spirit glow.

    You will then know I have set sail

    The wind of ether light

    Carries me elsewhere

    Where earthly eyes no longer see

    But spirit heart knows.