Wednesday, March 31, 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

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