Wednesday, March 31, 2010

coat sleeve pratapana

Coat Sleeve Pratapana
for Devarshi

Imagine a thousand snow globes of every place you've ever been,
all that you've tasted, all that has moved you,
all that you have loved.

Good pilgrim, shake all that glitter inside you
re-awakening your own inner magic
a thousand worlds shining through you

and as you return to stillness
notice who you truly are in this moment.

~ by Carly Sachs
Third-place winner
Spirit First Poetry Contest 2010 

stillness is like water

Stillness Is Like Water

Stillness is like water
moving deep inside the earth
seeping slowly between rocks
trickling down
in the dark
a tide moving inward

Stillness is the space
between breaths
inside heartbeats
the silence of the gathering wave
that never breaks

Stillness blankets me
cushions me against my own
sharp edges
wraps me in her protective shawl
keeps my tender heart
from ripping
on the thorns
of the world

~ by Judith Prest
Third-place winner
Spirit First Poetry Contest 2010

photography by permission