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







Monday, October 14, 2013

{Un}becoming

For Angela. 
 May this year burn as brightly as you do.



she stood tall
back straight
head high.

letting the remnants
of her past
pool yellow at her feet.

she did not fear this season of undoing.

in her abandon,
bursting forth in colors
of brilliance and fire

licking the clouds
with her veined flames
she knew she would one day bud again.

she knew she would
make the wind laugh on
lazy summer days

and become respite for tiny pieces of the sky,
her arms extended,
to welcome each frozen one.

no, she welcomed
this goodbye to self
this shedding of history

unafraid to stand
naked in the sun.
in this season 

she, had begun.





{Linking with Jennifer and Emily because redemption can be found, even in poetry. and the #iPPP community}
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18 comments:

  1. your words - my deep places. always.

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    1. its a beautiful circle then... I always feel the same about yours. xoxo

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  2. You have a way . . .just beautiful, as always.

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    1. you have a way of making my heart all tight with gratitude to have found you.

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  3. Oh how I love this. Your beautiful words are now echoed in my head with the sound of your gorgeous voice. Miss you darlin!

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  4. "The old Inuit say that the breath of a god and the breath of a human, when comingled, cause a person to create an intense and holy poetry. It is that holy poetry and singing we are after." ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves

    You, my friend, have found the breath of God; you've found the holy poetry. I'm basking in it.

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  5. Just beautiful - all around.

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  6. You just have this extraordinary talent to make every word more beautiful, Tara. Love your poetry.

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  7. I needed to find this tonight, thank you, it's beautiful.

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  8. Wow. That makes me rethink ever trying poetry. So lovely.

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  9. That picture is beautiful, and the image in my mind of her is breathtaking. I wish I could know more of her story.

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  10. You connect so many dots in your writing, in our lives. Thank you. So glad you included this in #TellHisStory.

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  11. So beautiful Tara, whenever I don't get a chance to visit and read I miss your words.

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  12. Tara,

    What a lovely image of the tree in autumn, and so much more too.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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  13. Your writing is beautiful, Tara! I especially love this one!

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