Thursday, December 22, 2011

Courting the Darkness



















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I am sure that it is
the darkness that
shows us how to find
the light.

I have been with Darkness
long enough
to have come to know
its tenderness –

to feel its hand deliciously
upon the small of my
back,

leading.

Someday this dance
will be revealed,

but not too soon,
I hope.

My Beloved wanders at
the edge of moon beams
and courts me in the hip-loose
swaying of long afternoon
shadows.

Only when I am standing in
my own light
can I see Him,

and everything looks
beautiful from
here.

© 2011-2013/Jamie K. Reaser
Published in "Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life" (www.hiraethpress.com)

4 comments:

  1. Lovely... So true... It seems the tenderness of "Darkness" (our shadows) often 'gives birth' to light, allowing us to see and experience "The Beloved" more clearly, more completely...

    I noticed your book link isn't linked... How can one find your book?

    Enjoy the dance :)

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  2. Thank you Mystic. This poem will be part of a collection to be released in 2012. The most recently published collection is called, "Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out" and can be obtained through Hiraeth Press (www.hiraethpress.com) or on Amazon.com.

    Wishing you the magic of the season...

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    1. Thank you - for your note and your presence here. _/\_

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