Pages

Quote

"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass







Monday, September 10, 2012

Returning



I look for you
when the moon's womb is heavy in the midnight sky
the tall grass nodding, bending at the waist in silent greeting.

I reach the rivers edge where last I saw you
throwing pebbles of memories
that break the surface of coursing depths.

The trees shift, talking in their sleep
as I wait, still
so that you'll return to me.

At last the sun peeks one eye open
and I rise to leave
the bank embracing the imprint of my body to itself.

With one look back
I hear your bubbling laughter
tripping over itself as the current hurries down stream.


This piece was included in a visual project for a benefit of our local rivers.  You can check out the video, done by my good friend John Christian Adams.  My piece starts around 2:24 and I read one of my favorite poets Ellen Kort's piece second to the end. 


Check out the link: HERE


{linking with Jendversepoets } 

44 comments:

  1. What a wonderful project and how great that you got to be a part of it!
    And yours was the only original piece read by the author? They are lucky to have you! (The guy Peter Stueck has quite the voice as well ;))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. doesn't he? i love me some low voice, and he's got that down! :)

      Delete
  2. Stunning. I love hearing you read your own words. Somehow, how those magical, glorious, beautiful words manage to have even more depth when they are spoken in your voice. Oh, Tara... I hope there is MUCH more of this to come. Honestly, I could go to bed at night to a CD of your poetry. Pretty please?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you are such a doll face. I've got two more coming out published this fall that will have audio, next month i think? but let's do this. i'd love to send you something special, just for you :)

      Delete
    2. Yay! Seriously, you were made to do this.

      Delete
  3. hope and wings to you,
    beautiful soul,
    as you help to heal the river:)
    -Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my! Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The stories those trees could tell! So beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful and powerful. And what an honor. Visiting today from SDG.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful as always Tara. I felt like I was standing on the bank of the river, watching.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a fantastic project! And your poetry is just perfect. Congratulations!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Tara, sign....beautiful. Want to read MORE of your poetry.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Tara, re-phrasing.... want to read more of your heart. You read beautifully the words of this poet. And yes, I love your words too. :) Sorry for two blocks here. God Grace?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. always grace, but in this instance it is very unnecessary :) never apologize for your voice here. it is welcomed and loved :)

      Delete
  11. i adore the way you blend nature and deep yearning in this poem. a very moving piece~

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very evocative and full of the movement of water.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very well done, adding true life to water's course.

    ReplyDelete
  14. embracing the imprint of my body to itself...love that...and the blend of nature and the spiritual as well...the rocks skipping ripples...smiles...nice touches...

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm interested in writing that works for the world around it, and for its source; I've found writing about the experience of the natural world to be an effective way of getting a reader to participate. Definitely a way to approach conservation!

    I liked thinking of the poem as addressing the river itself, or some entity that is not the physical river but is the river in spirit - either someone who embodies the river or a lover who lives there.

    And I really like this stanza; I thought the imagery was the the most accurate and vibrant and surprising:

    At last the sun peeks one eye open
    and I rise to leave
    the bank embracing the imprint of my body to itself.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow. Simply beautiful. I wish I had some kind of deeper comment, but I can't even begin to write the kind of poetry you do (I'm not that type of writer), and I must confess most poetry baffles or bores me. (I realize how unintellectual that makes me sound, but I'm too much of a cynic I guess.) Anyway, I simply love your imagery and the emotions that come through. You may just be turning me around. : ) Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Tara poetry is not really my thing when I was younger I used to write a great deal of poetry. For some reason I went off poetry. I have not enjoyed a poem as much as I enjoyed yours in a long time.

    ReplyDelete
  18. As usual, your words wow and still and inspire.
    Always so heavily laid with meaning.
    Beauty, Tara.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This was altogether lovely, Tara! so fun hearing you share it with me out loud. loved every moment, friend.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gorgeous--that you wrote this poem? You have my admiration, friend. Loved, loved hearing your voice reading it--thank you. Blessings and love. xo.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful love poem and oneness with nature, like your spirit became a part of it.

    A soothing stream
    that carries our spirit
    to its maternal core

    ReplyDelete
  22. Loved to read this, to listen to it in your voice. It made me lonesome and nostalgic for a place I don't know but ought to, it seems. Thanks for the graceful whisper of beauty, here.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sweet write... you're my fav for the week... nice

    ReplyDelete
  24. gorgeous sweet friend. just like you. have so much fun in paris...

    ReplyDelete
  25. absolutely beautiful! something evocative of Japanese poetry to me, but of course, different.
    First time I've been here...and will return.

    Lady Nyo

    ReplyDelete
  26. yes - superb imagery - dig this piece

    ReplyDelete
  27. So cool. I loved hearing your voice.

    ReplyDelete
  28. hauntingly lovely...enjoyed reading it and hearing you read it :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Just beautiful. Loved hearing your voice too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. wow, beautiful. So peaceful to listen to and watch.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Fun to hear your voice and really cool project.

    ReplyDelete