Friday, November 18, 2011

The Unfurling













Image: Origin unknown (from Earthschool harmony's FB page)

Poem dedicated to Vara Dionne with gratitude for the inspiration

I cannot help but be moved
by the silent unfurling
of fiddlehead and
floral opulence.

What if I could come undone
with such beauty
and willful surrender?

Grace is the heart throb of the Beloved.

Let me speak with a tongue
of liquid pearls
and repeatedly turn mySelf
inside out
until my heart is evident to even
the weariest eye.

This, I feel,
is what it means
to unfold –
to risk to blossom
amidst a world of witnesses.

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

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cellular Memory



















Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

I wrote you a poem
last night
upon a shard
of memory.

These tiny cells of mine
resonate with the primordial
whisperings of
kindred dust.

Every part of me
has been something else
that embodied
passion.

The veins of this crimson maple leaf
may share an identity
with a past or future
lover.

"Tangible intimacy with the world,"

says the tree who
witnesses my rebirths,

"begins with gratitude
for the forgotten lives
that give you life."



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

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Touching




















Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

The sun broke
through the rain clouds
the very instant
the cormorant rose and rippled
Autumn-colored
waters.

I’m sure they kissed.

What is this that I have witnessed?

When the spirits borrow
the fleeting body
dreams become tangible
possibilities.

A hand can reach into
another
to comfort and inspire
the Soul.


© 2011-2013/Jamie K. Reaser

Published in "Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life" (www.hiraethpress.com)