Tag Archives: holding

I hear the mother’s heartbeat (27 Oct 2011)

9 Dec

I hear the mother’s heartbeat
it is the background noise of every life
and with us always

I hear the mother’s heartbeat
it is the birth space, the lush embrace
the fecund warm breath

I hear the mother’s heartbeat
it is ochre, it is sunset,
it is marigold, desert, Uluru, the red planet

I hear the mother’s heartbeat
the tribal drums, the call to hunt
the prey offering itself, the knowing
the acknowledging, the sacrifice

I hear the mother’s heartbeat
her serenity, her surrender, her dignity,
her grace

I hear the mother’s heartbeat
when her own death is felt
before she dies

I hear the mother’s heartbeat
she is the still point in every night sky
she is the nowhere to go
she is the ceasing fluctuations of mind

she is quiet … she is quiet
she is ever more
she is ever-present

her love is her death
her fragile opening
her tender watering

her love is her body
her home in darkness
her fingers touching the almost in her life

her love is the offering
she offers her best
back to heaven

the pre-born said she would
depart before she arrived

now she is the mother’s heartbeat

it is the mother that holds you and me
she is that background
beat

that pushes us back into life

the slow pulse (11 March 2011)

2 May

I am yielding to the pulse
that does not bolt out the door

an avalanche use to make tracks here
but I am sensing the glacial shift

holding the land together
for the time it takes to melt

unspoken prayer (11 March 2011)

2 May

every cell I ever knew
has lost its voice

and every molecule of energy
is holding on

to that unspoken prayer

afterwards (03 Mar 2011)

13 Mar

I cry and he shifts in alarm
I tell him to hold me
and I feel the warm blanket
cover us

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