Sunday, 7 April 2013

"I'M NOT AFRAID OF LOVE/OR ITS CONSEQUENCE OF LIGHT" - POEM SEVEN FOR APRIL'S POEM A DAY




I’m not afraid of love/or its consequence of light

fr. ‘The Creation Story’ Joy Harjo in “How we became Human - New and Selected Poems: 1975-2001"”

or water, with its myriad rainbows formed
in the far away days of creation, when stars
blown across the universe from distant shores
became canoes our people would paddle in as
they turned from stars into light, from light
into dark, water into stones, became rock pools
that the frightened or lame, the old, or bewildered
those with no name who came in their millions
like the milky way crossing the sky each night
in the slow circling of buffalo-fire, the dropping
of sky onto earth, silently as an owl brushes
cottonwood leaves, shivering beneath
dark water, a pool for the bathing of wounds,
a place where healing of the spirit can begin.





- with thanks to Joy Harjo, whose poems and stories are a never-failing source of inspiration and joy
- all photos on my blog have been taken by me, copyright Geraldine Green

2 comments:

  1. Kansa? Describes that world beautifully.

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  2. Kansa-inspired... yes. & thanks.

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