Friday, September 08, 2006

In the wake

hollow space
where thoughts
stumble

backward
upon
themselves

a heavy wake
upon
a shore

time slips
like sand
underfoot

open
these
empty hands

wait for
something holy
for healing

pray that
beauty
will grow from aching

16 Comments:

Blogger Dale said...

Amen

9/08/2006 2:37 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

And it did.

But here's hoping the ache quiets down.

9/08/2006 5:01 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Why do I feel the weight of this, and the lightness of being after the waves recede?

9/08/2006 5:25 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

The receptivity here is breath-taking. Out of the ache, beauty.

9/08/2006 7:09 PM  
Blogger harmonyinline said...

Beautiful

9/08/2006 7:51 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Bien que je comprenne mal la langue anglaise , j'adore ce poeme .
Je crois que c'est celui que je préfère de tous ceux que j'ai lu sur votre blog !
C'est un beau et grand poème , mais également une profonde expérience intérieure , mystique !
Un chef d'oeuvre !

9/09/2006 12:56 AM  
Blogger gracie said...

so beautiful. thankyou - your words are far from stumbling!

9/09/2006 7:29 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thank you, all.

9/09/2006 1:42 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

Your words catch and hold me
This is another poem I want to carry with me in my heart and in my pocket - thank you

May your ache become beauty!

9/09/2006 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never tire of coming here first thing in the morning and at the end of the evening to breathe your work. Simply beautiful.

Kd

9/10/2006 8:52 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Endment, thank you so much.

Kd, thank you for telling me that. I appreciate it very much.

9/10/2006 9:10 AM  
Blogger Firehawk said...

MB,

...pray that
beauty
will grow from aching...

I think that, if you're disposed to pray, that's one of the most worthy things to pray for.

I liked the cadence on this one, the expanding and contracting of time between words. You do a lot with a few words.

9/11/2006 3:28 PM  
Blogger Stray said...

thanks MB. I needed this. It's fab.

xx

9/12/2006 6:18 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

I love, love, love this!

9/13/2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Simply profund!! Hope it does!

9/14/2006 6:25 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thank you, everybody.

9/21/2006 1:18 PM  

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