The Teachers Speak. . . Every so often, out of one’s domain, there is an isolation that swamps one. It is difficult to shake, and yet there it is, evidence that this is not home. There is a portion or many portions appealing to one, yet basically, the at home feeling begins to leave. This is when one digs in and brings to light all those things that brighten the soul. Dig into your handiwork, give yourself some leeway but stay with the program, stay with the route. You will find that the isolation will fade somewhat and again you will regain your sense of belonging. But do not distress yourself about it. It is a pure longing for the home of one’s soul. It will come about in its own good time and the journey will have been worth the while. And what is gained along the way will add simply more weight to the gems in your pockets. (scribed November of ’94)
Across the Mind’s Eye. . .
Laying like whipped icing
on the wedding cake,
the drifts of snow across the mind’s eye
left a clear path to the heart’s memory
of the other winters when love
closed the doors of the world
and cherished me.
What were the winters like
when the snow stood high
and like lover’s swords sliced a path
and found where I was?
poem written Nov , 2011
Deep within are memories brought forth for a reason indecipherable. Simply as the poem says, across the mind’s eye. Yet sweeping the body, finds the knees weak and my heart laboring. One wonders then from where comes the love, the cherishing. It is deep within but the source cannot be brought to mind. Still the feeling is unmistakable. And the knowledge stays that somewhere that world is intact. And a matter of time only, time as it is known where I am, folds unto itself and puts me back into the ‘old country.’
One then does not argue with this because it is not belief, but knowledge. And it was yesterday though a lifetime has been lived since. Puzzle? No, because we learn that linear time belongs to Earth but confirming that all time is simultaneous. (April, 2018)
photo by Joe Hallissey sr.