Art of The Heart

HERE AND THERE

Birth Right

BIRTH RIGHT
 

CENTERED IN THE ENTERING

 OF THIS SACRED REALM

I RAISE MY EYES PAST MY SURMISE

 AS LOVE GUIDES THE HELM


 SURE MY HANDS HOLD THE PADDLE

PULLING TO ME THIS BLESSED JOURNEY

YET AS I OPEN TO THE WAY I’VE CHOSEN  

IT'S SPIRIT THAT PASSES THROUGH ME


 FILLING THIS VESSEL THAT IS MY HEART  

 WITH A LOVE THAT SEEKS WHAT’S HIDDEN 

MOVING THROUGH NIGHT WITH DARK SO BRIGHT  

I REACH AN ANCIENT MIDDEN 
 

SECURING MY CANOE TO A CEDAR ROOT 

EXPOSED BY WINTER’S TIDE 

I FEEL THE OCEAN OF MY EMOTION  

WITH MY CONSCIOUSNESS OPEN WIDE 
 

CARRYING MY BLANKETS TO HIGHER GROUND  

I SEE MY PATH FROM BIRTH  

AS THE COSMIC MILIEU BIDS THE CLOUDS ADIEU  

STARLIGHT TOUCHES THE EARTH 
 

OH SUCH A TOUCH OF MYSTERY  

MASSAGING MEMORIES  

THROUGH MORTAL MESH REMINNDING MY FLESH 

OF CELESTIAL GEM STORIES 
 

I GATHER MY GOODNESS SCATTERED  

THROUGHOUT A LIFE OFTEN MISLED  

BY A JUDGMENTAL MIND THAT SO OFTEN WAS BLIND  

TO THE JEWEL THAT DANCES IN THIS HEAD 
 

I‵M LEARNING TO THANK ALL ASPECTS 

ALL OF MY EXPERIENCES HERE  

AND TRUE GRATITUDE FOR MY NEW ATTITUDE 

IS EXPRESSED TO GREAT SPIRIT SO DEAR 
 

THE NATURE OF SPIRIT IN THE HEALING OF THE HEART  

DOES NOT NUMB THE WOUND FOR IT TO GET WELL  

SPIRIT‵S NOT AFRAID OF FEAR IT WANTS US TO HEAR 

OUR PAIN HAS SOME TRUTH TO TELL 
 

IF LIFE HAS IT‵S MOMENT‵S OF PERFECTION  

WHO TO SAY WHAT THEY TRULY MAY BE  

PERHAPS IN AN ILLNESS ONE CAN FIND A STILLNESS  

THAT HELPS HEAL AN OF OLD REALITY  

WITH THOSE INSIGHTS DOING THEIR THING  

UNDER A HUGE ARBUTUS I LAY  

SMILING EVER SO DEEP I DIVE LONG INTO SLEEP  

AS MY DEMONS AND ANGELS PLAY 
 

AS I DRIFT ON THE WONDER OF THEIR LAUGHTER  

BREATHING IN THE BLISS BETWEEN EACH THOUGHT  

I DREAM OF CRYSTALS ON SCOTTISH THISTLES  

I LEARN FROM WHAT THE STUDENT TAUGHT 


WAKING TO THE SMELL OF THE MOSS  

AND THE SWEET GIFTS OF SPRING  IN THE AIR  

I LOOK UP TO THE SKY AS IT TICKLES MY EYE  

AND FIND LOVE EVERYWHERE 
 

STRETCHING INTO AN AMAZING MORNING  

I TOUCH EACH MOUNTAIN PEAK  

IN THE ONENESS OF THINGS IT‵S LOVE THAT BRINGS  

THE TRUTH THAT HUMANS SEEK 
 

LIGHTING A FIRE TO WARM MY OATS  

I WATCH THE SPARK GROW TO FLAME 

I THINK OF THE LOVELIGHT THAT IS MY BIRTHRIGHT  

AND FEEL IT BURN AWAY MY SHAME 
 

JUST IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING  

 WHO ON EARTH I THINK I AM  

I AM A COSMIC CHILD RECLAIMING WILD  

UNTAMING MYSELF FROM MAN 
 

Dancing Wolf  

2002