NaPoWriMo – final day
Card 112, Gallery 2
Within The Poem
Our traveler knows, whole point
of Journey is to find, possess, bring
back magic elixir: healing potion,
notion of truth to mend whatever
is bent in ordinary world.
Has only words, but has mixed them
with care and shared them here.
Spilling across pages, filling blank
empty spaces with what she knows,
has honed over several stages of stop
and start heart learning.
Reaches into scarred knapsack hanging
from shoulder, finds first soul song written
long ago. Passes it around and shares with
all who have held her hand, shared their
words, through this far from ordinary
journey. Knows she will see them again,
along other paths, on her soul travels.
You and I share a soul.
You are the dreamer,
I am the dreamed.
I am the dreamer,
You are the dreamed.
In the dream we dance
our oneness together,
separately. Reach into
one another’s heart fire,
and are not burned.
You hold my soul.
I feel your heartbeat
in the palm of my hand.
You call, I come
to the sound of my own soul
Elizabeth Crawford 4/30/11
All One*, originally published 5/2003
Card 39, Gallery 1
Notes: *The word alone has its beginnings in the old English All One. The poem was originally published in a small volume of poetry Artery III, in 2003. This month’s poem a day challenge was been both interesting and exciting. I chose to do it in my own fashion, using the Soul Cards for inspiration. I used to use them in my classroom, but had never attempted to do this in depth exploration before. My intention was to create a series of poems that centered around the concept of the Soul Journey. It didn’t feel complete without this original poem in which I first wrote about soul. Thank you for joining me on the adventure. The second image is what I believe all poets look like, and do, when they breath out, express their truth, in whatever fashion they choose.
Soul Cards: both galleries may be viewed by clicking on the images. The Soul Cards were created by Deborah Koff-Chapin, and her site may be found here: http://www.touchdrawing.com