I decided to do something a little different this time and voice record my poem. Listening to myself, hearing my own writing, changed the way I perceived my own words. I would encourage you to try it some time. And when you do, let me know what you think.
Who swirls our world in whimsy?
Layer upon layer of lush imagination,
in our every reverie,
the swelling of ripe and juicy wonder
waking us from unsatisfying slumber,
wordplay and sea spray,
stories sung by mothers,
lovers lost in each other’s
truths so perplexing,
whimsy, a wormhole,
for the King of all crowns,
ninety-nine names and nouns,
as He swishes in sensual circles,
unveiling each mystery,
at just the right time.
We flee to be free,
we wake to forsake
a life steeped in lies,
for a dream that ne’er dies,
a reunion, most blissful,
between you and who?
Between you and Hu.
Between you and Hu.
* Hu means ‘He’, and is a reference to the Beloved, God.
Some days this world is like a snow globe
in the hands of a gleeful child
being shaken with force and fury,
snowstorms, hurricanes, wildfires, riled.
Other days this world is like a house of mirrors,
each speck of love and good will
reflected from one crystalline heart to another,
multiplied, magnified, distilled.
Our crystal hearts come in all shapes and shine,
rubies, emeralds, sapphires, divine,
slate grey stones, cloudy pebbles,
prismatic diamonds, onyx rebels.
Some are cracked, some have coating,
bubble-wrapped or free-floating.
Some have dark stains, deeply set,
Others are polished, gleaming with sweat.
Each light reflects and absorbs
the One True Guiding Light.
Though we sense it all around us,
it blinds even the sharpest sight.
This life is like a treasure hunt,
with clues and signs at every turn,
nudging us in the right direction,
each prize, another truth to learn.
As I gaze upon the night sky,
I wonder if our microscopic atoms
revolve in synchronous dance with
our universe’s planetary patterns.
We started out as only One,
then separated into dualities,
branched into clans and countries,
created divisive mentalities.
How seriously we take this illusory life,
how foolishly we resist our intuition.
Surely, it leads those who listen with care,
to eternal peace and submission.