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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sisters of the Rising Moon

To Adriel Denae,
              your presence is life affirming. your soul is divinely breathed. thank you for your friendship.






we lie under the swollen belly of the full moon.
in its depths we share our stories
our rising selves.

although the darkness shrouds it
I recognize the heat in your eye
the passion to take this ol' world and capture it in a jar.

we, two souls, born apart
met long before this world began.

sisters, formed of the same dust
same heart embers stoked to hot.

grounded in our tie to divinity
committed to loving wildly
to the emerging knowledge of self.

gently we remove our sandals
washing each others feet with our hair.

holding steady. braced.
for the quiet quaking of earth
tilting towards the sun.


the daylight finds us
tripping through the woods
through our histories
breathing deep the futures freedom.

bodies in movement across a shared stove
weaving our hands, our efforts
into the communion of brokenness
bread. and body.

too soon the miles divide us
too soon our hearts restricted
to pen on page.


but through each passing
each dipping low of sun

we will return to each other
chins lifted up
moon spilling holy across our face.

58 comments:

  1. I love the rush of meeting up with a soul mate. Every time is like the first.

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  2. what a beautiful verse to friendship...

    gently we remove our sandals
    washing each others feet with our hair.

    holding steady. braced.
    for the quiet quaking of earth
    tilting towards the sun.

    serving and just being together...sharing space...and the longing to return to each other once again...true friends are hard to come by like that...

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  3. One word -- awe inspiring! Speaks so well to the friendships we women so highly treasure.

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  4. I'm breathless. After every post. Every time.

    Your pen makes music--soul music--on the page. My heart is dancing to the rhythm of your life-melodies.

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  5. I just met a soul-mate friend this past weekend. We definitely were:

    "grounded in our tie to divinity
    committed to loving wildly
    to the emerging knowledge of self"

    It's a beautiful thing. Thanks for the poetry. It works.

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  6. beautiful, tara. beyond words. i love your heart.

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  7. So lovely. To know and be known is one of the greatest blessings in life.

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  8. Yes and amen I tell you. This is the good stuff.

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    1. i know you feel the quake...so glad to join together in this way. xoxo

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  9. I treasure this, Tara. will have to share it with those I know as sisters. thank you for taking the time to put it to words what we have all felt deep within!

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  10. That's it! I may never write poetry again – I'm reminded that I'm not a poet – my words have softened, and they've grown, and my writing is better than what it was – but I can't do this. I'm emotionally spent – I've read three amazing poems in a row in the last 20 minutes - from three different bloggers – I'm breathless with these words – I could SWIM in these words – I could sit and think and spin off thoughts from each line – it's just. That. Good. I'm really glad that we've bloggy met. God bless and keep you Tara.

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    1. your words are far too kind. thank you. you know, i believe we are all poets. each person has their own rhythm. their own verse and rhyme. some just translate better to others reading from the outside.

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  11. This is exceptional, you've captured the essence of inter-woven beings
    I'm in love with this phrase - "our rising selves" - it demands and gives at the same time.
    <3

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    1. you belong bathed in moonlight too my friend. rising. flowing. becoming.

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  12. This is stunning, Tara. So many beautiful lines. What a gift!

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  13. These friendships, I didn't know they were treasure until I lived a little, then moved away. That hole that is only filled with those few jewels is priceless. And you convey it well with the words you weave into a beautiful tapestry. You do have a gift Tara.

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  14. What a gift of words to explain such a beautiful friendship. Knit together in the most perfect of ways. Keep writing and sharing. Loving it!

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  15. Oh, just, *sigh*. Missing my soul-friend tonight.

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  16. "Moon spilling holy across our face"...sigh. You are so gifted. Truly.

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  17. Ah, very nice. I always love the photos you pick, too!

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  18. Ah... the beautiful blessing of God-breathed friendships... knitted together in spirit... heart to heart...

    Beautiful and graceful writing as always... and thank you for the encouragement you leave my way. You bless me and so many others with your gift and your heart.

    WIth love,

    Michele

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  19. oh, how i love our words here. beautiful. just beautiful.
    you are blessed, i believe and know, with a friendship such as this.
    have a blessed day!
    steph

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  20. So very moving and a timely reminder of the value of true friendship for me.

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  21. hi neighbor...oh this is a beautiful tribute to soul sisterhood...just lovely...blessings~

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  22. How you weave words into pure beauty amazes me. Yes, the gift of two souls tangled in friendship is one of God's most merciful offering to us!

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  23. Beautiful and satisfying. Like a meal, thanks.

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  24. gorgeous poetry. really. thank you so much for all your little visits and your sweet words--they are so life-giving. *thank you* friend.

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  25. So beautiful. As always. I look forwarding to reading your posts every week.

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  26. Beautiful. I love the photography, too.

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  27. "The daylight finds us
    tripping through the woods
    through our histories"
    This is beautiful imagery. The poem is so emotionally charged and flows so perfectly.

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  28. Your writing always inspires me, Tara. Beautiful, as always!

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  29. "in its depths we share our stories
    our rising selves"
    That is the essense of sisterhood/friendship for me. Just a beautiful post. Loved it!

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  30. It isn't often that we find this connection, is it? I'm off to celebrate a few with whom I have "tripped through the woods through our histories"...with. I will do it better having read your words.

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  31. already been here but swinging by on the Imperfect tour just to say hi...hope you are having a great day...smiles.

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  32. Love the piece. Love then end with chins lifted up.

    -Bob

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  33. What a beautiful gift you've written for your friend.

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  34. The bond of friendship. Old friendship with history and hope of a future. A deep connection. Lifting faces to the moon. This feels spiritual and feral at once.

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  35. I read this last week and didn't comment. I guess I just don't know what to say when something is so complete and beautiful. Those words I just said? Seem old. I need new ones for this. It's gorgeous.

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  36. there aren't words to express the joy in finding a soul that knows yours... i am so blessed to be grounded with you, committed to loving with you and bent on emerging together... sometimes its almost too overwhelming to think about... xoxo

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  37. What a beautiful friendship you share. It take true friendship to write such a beautiful post.

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  38. i felt this, deeply... "soon we will return to each other." such promise in these words. such hope.

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  39. SO very beautiful! You are an amazing writer.

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  40. Your words always wash over me and fill me with its beauty. This, I love.

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  41. Reminds me of my best friend and I. Stunning use of words as usual. I always enjoy your poetry.

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  42. What a lovely ode to friendship!! Gorgeous photography. Erin

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  43. good lord, are you published? are you? are you?
    well if you're not you should be.
    I bet you are though.

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    1. haha. no, actually, I'm not. *sigh* hoping someday?

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  44. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  45. This is so beyond my capabilities as a writer. I'm waving my white flag.

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  46. I now want to lie under the moon and wait for my own Adriel Denae. This has so much vitality running through it, yet it is gentle and caring. Beautiful.

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  47. we will return to each other
    chins lifted up
    moon spilling holy across our face.


    Oh - that last line is so gorgeous. The whole thing is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. This will be with me for a long time.

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  48. Oh, I wish I had a friendship like this! So much power and beauty and grace!

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  49. This is beautiful. It reminds me of the weekend I just spent with girl friends, in honor of my best friend who will be marrying soon. Lovely.

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  50. Sweet sisters of the heart...this made me think of mine. A beautiful honoring.

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