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The Scent of the Sacred

January 8th, 2014

The scent of the sacred permeates all life.

It is most fragrant at times of awe, love,
beauty, and even sadness.

Sometimes it is fouled by fear scents,
or blown about by the winds of struggle,
but the sacred is always to be found
if you are seeking it.

To breathe is to dance with the sacred,
to move is to explore and expand.
To imagine, delights all that is sacred,
And the universe sparkles on one divine hand.

To be still and pulled into the present,
to breathe and feel and belong in the now,
reminds you that you ARE the sacred;
that you are the singer of the song.

Presence of Gaia by Josephine Wall

It’s funny, I haven’t written poetry in such a long time. It was an incredibly ally in my youth, and then I began to sing and I tend to write songs now instead. Which is also good. :)

I did have a time in my life where I would wake up and sit down with a cup of tea and my book of Rumi. And often I am inspired by the prose of authors both humble and well known.

Please let me know in the comments if this has inspired you in any way . . . or better yet, leave some lines of your own poetry to continue the lyric.

 

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  1. Christine
    January 9th, 2014 at 13:01 | #1

    Indeed lovely, thank you! First two stanzas particularly pleased me and made me think, with no less importance implied for the rest.