Rejoice (A Poem)

Woman sitting at tropical beach

Loose-limbed I sit
Cool spring air gently blows the hair on my neck
My face lifted toward the sun
I rejoice

Tomatoes growing on the vine
Basil scenting the air
Hibiscus exploding in color
I rejoice

Azure sky from horizon to horizon
Water, blue and turquoise, gently rolling toward the beach
Shafts of sunlight going to the deep
I rejoice

White ibis and egret at waters edge
A blue heron standing on the seawall
Green parrots in the palm trees
I rejoice

Life is for living
Staying with each precious moment
Connectedness with all living things
Rejoice, rejoice.

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Even When, No Matter What

Note:  I did not write this.  I got it in my email from Dharma Comics.  ( http://www.dharmacomics.com ).  I just thought it was something that we often don’t do.  Or, often we love the egos false idea of ourselves, not the real self that lives deep within.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Even When
No Matter What

Let yourself be loved.

Even when you can’t imagine why, let yourself be loved.
Even when you’re completely lost, let yourself be loved.

Even when you’ve been a jerk, let yourself be loved.
Even when everyone else seems to be doing more or better, let yourself be loved.

Let yourself be loved.
Even when you’re excited or proud, let yourself be loved.
Or when your inner critic hates you, let yourself be loved.
Even while you’re hoping, let yourself be loved.
Or giving up hope, let yourself be loved.
Even when people tell you all the reasons you’re wrong, let yourself be loved.
Even when your heart is breaking, let yourself be loved.

Let yourself be loved.
Even when you’re terrified, let yourself be loved.
Even when you feel left out or left behind, let yourself be loved.

Even when you’re not saving the planet, or even really trying, let yourself be loved.
Even when you’re the only one there to do the loving, let yourself be loved.

Let yourself be loved.
Even when you made a mistake, let yourself be loved.
Or when you do that thing you always do, let yourself be loved.
When you feel selfish, resentful, mean, or angry, let yourself be loved.
Even when shame tries to kill you, let yourself be loved.
Or when it hurts so much you can barely stand it, let yourself be loved.

Even when no matter what, let yourself be loved.
Even when NO MATTER WHAT, let yourself be loved.

Poem Reblog: Digging in the Dark

 

diggin in the dark

Digging in the dark
Looking for something I lost
In the dusk
Of a hazy evening,
Or maybe it was the dawn.

I can’t remember when.
I’m not sure where.
It’s buried though.
Deep, I fear.

I haven’t missed it
Much.
Then the day will go down.
It will roll up backwards
Hang me upside down
And I’ll be looking in the dark.

The size, the shape, the color
Escape me now.
I only remember the feel
In the dark.

The gentleness, the wholeness.
The way I knew who I was….
When I had my heart.

So, I dig, in the dark.
The hours between dusk and dawn.
When feeling is easiest
because blindness is natural then.

 

By Deborah E. Dayen

Picture from Google Images

 

Note:  I first posted this poem in May of 2016.  I just decided to repost it, because it was one of my old favorites.