Terra Firma

It is gravity that keeps me here

among the summer browned grass

and tangled gardens,

the still sharp scent of green

and ocean blue in the air.

Keeps me to the well-worn forest paths

with the ancient voices of raven

echoing through the jade dark canopy

light’s forever journey creating shadows

as I go along…

Shedding the skin of my sleepwalking self

forged in faraway towers of concrete and glass

drawn to the eternal sacred hush,

to once again hear the heartbeat

of the Universe.

Stone steps leading to a sacred grove in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.

Stone steps leading to a sacred grove in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.

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About anotetohuguette

I'm currently blogging from the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia - a vibrant city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and a very unique urban forest.
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27 Responses to Terra Firma

  1. Shirley Ross says:

    Love this visual, can hear the crunch of the leaves, the earth , the pull, and pulse.
    Love Mom

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    • …forever unfolding! Thank you for your words and yes, it’s that time of year again and I can hear the crunch of fallen leaves, too. In fact, Huguette, Terry & I just came upon the first chestnuts to have fallen on our street!

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  2. ugetse says:

    Wow your poem is totally sublime. Love it very much. Drinking every word.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. My favorite lines from this poem-

    ‘Shedding the skin of my sleepwalking self

    forged in faraway towers of concrete and glass

    drawn to the eternal sacred hush,

    to once again hear the heartbeat

    of the Universe

    The rich imagery you created in this piece is amazing as it urges the reader to choose that path. Raven has a lot of significance and is mentioned in mythology and Celtic folklore.

    Loved this beautiful write.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. mikerana says:

    An expressive poem. Poems are the best to read these days .. because much is said in so little words.. you do not have to keep turning pages to know what is the essence of the article … Thank you …

    Liked by 1 person

  5. mikerana says:

    Will still do something about it

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Aishwarya says:

    Beautiful! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. jademwong says:

    Great imagery here 🙂 Lovely poem!

    Liked by 1 person

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