Whakamātau

i mua aroha
tūtohu
Matariki ringa

hiainu koraha wahine
taritari

awarua rere tahi manawa
hononga

taonga mauri

An Attempt (at writing a Maori poem)
before love
a symbol
Pleiades on my arm

thirsty desert woman
waits

two streams flow into one heart
joined

precious life force

Winter Solstice 2014

Turning toward the light, to welcome this new day
I give thanks for the seasons of the dark
that teach me to find light in my own soul
I embrace the coming warmth that is my reward
for walking this path with honesty

Our Quiet Pool

After the sweet words have swelled my heart and saturated my soul,
After trust has slogged through the rocks and mire,
When emotions have found their freedom in a sheltered cove,
Rest with me a while, till our minds are clear again.

Here

My heart feels more than my mind can define. Unsettled, a bit heavy, a little bit afraid. Perthro cautions me; make no assumptions. I go inside, I listen, I wait. Wanting to send out that message of comfort and hope, needing to wait, to trust that she knows where to find it.

Stay a While

I’m learning to recognize your frequency, when you stroke the silk nearest you, and tremors stir my consciousness. Sometimes I let the pulses pass through me, carrying your touch. Sometimes I hold out my hand and tell you, “Here, I’m here, stay a while with me.”

Just Be

Words float aimlessly in my mind,
images, feelings,
pushing my brain back out of the way,
making room for heart to rise.
Just stay here in this space a while.
Just be.