Keeping watch in the dark….

“Your body is away from me,
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.”
― Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi


I’m keeping my eyes
wide open,
watching in the dark,
bathing in streams of radiance,
for that spark.

I’m scanning the horizon,
listening to the birds,
sacred havens,
and hanging on Your word.

I can see You in the details
of each Earthling’s life,
clothed in transfiguration,
awareness I can’t describe.

Fragments of my substance,
disintegrate in outer space,
though sanctuaries of silence,
bring me back
to love’s embrace.

You’re with me in the heartache,
and You’ve seen my wounded soul,
You comfort me with kindness,
and in peace
I am consoled.




“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
― Kahlil Gibran

love still exists

tears are crystal droplets
of prayer,
watering the ground
of my despair.
ravines of mercy,
down my face,
flooding this parched
and broken place.
holy splashes, unshroud my eyes,
it’s your essence
i memorize,
sorrow’s reservoir, so sublime,
i’m submerged in heavenly design……



A miracle is a shift in perception, from fear to love…
― Marianne Williamson

fairies 1

i wanted to run away,
to keep my broken heart at bay.

never to be heard of again,
to let this be
my journey’s end!

to live in forests of evergreen,
liberate my life,
so bitter-sweet.

i’d play with fairies all day long,
and they would know lamentation songs.

i’d let cicadas deafen my ears,
and forest pools would
contain my tears!

i’d call out
your name,
in echoing tones,
and feel the resonance
of the whole earth groan!

i’d breathe the air of tranquility,
and put on robes of nobility!

then, i’d slumber on moss green floors
and feel my aspect,
being restored.

my bones would crumble to the earth,
in homage of my soul’s rebirth….


In the dark

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
― Mary Oliver

in the dark

yule tide lost,
in shards
of oblivion,
darkened waters
unhinged amphibian.

burning trails to the brightest star,
resonant heartache
sojourns on mars.

crystal tears are
hollow grief,
merely aberrations!

far from earth
time traveller adrift
holy season
withholds her gifts.

praying for this aeon
to end,
so my broken heart can mend

craddled in sleep
to dream of heaven,
and wake in tones
of untold blessings……


No words needed

Have you ever seen a seed fallen to earth, not rise with new life?
Why should you doubt the rise of a seed named human?
― Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

no need for words

i don’t need words,
i know they’re hard to find.
i’m caught up
in the whirlwind
of my chaotic mind!

but when i see your face,
shining like the sun,
glowing in the darkness,
it’s a love
i won’t outrun!

i’ve thrown myself on the mercy ,
of what life has given,
taking each day,
to make
my suffering written.

living in the aftermath,
of unbearable sorrow,
i know each step leads me,
back to,
a brighter tomorrow…