Elemental Love

I demanded of the heavens above,
“Tell me, how do I live in your love?

When something still exists in me,
That wants to build walls in between.”

The answer came, pure and true
“Look around for what to do.”

And so I asked the tumbling stream,
“How can I let this love be seen?”

“Go with the flow, but look around,
You can still be solid, like the ground.”

I looked to the earth and heard her say,
“I give my fruits freely, day after day.”

To the trees I said, “Your roots are shared.”
“Not only that, but we clear the air.”

Creatures abound, wild and free
Whispered for me to simply be me.

I still wasn’t sure that was enough,
To which they replied, “You’re already love.”

I looked to the heavens, “It shouldn’t be long,
Until I’m sweetly sharing your song.

“Your love is the joy that courses through me,
And celebrates life as it truly can be.”

Dissolved

The core of Earth runs through my veins
Its rivers through my womb
And when this fire burns away
Dear Earth becomes my tomb

The air I breathe dissolves my mind
The winds of change refresh
And once the leaves blow away
The past leaves through my breath

The moon, she glows within my heart
Our rhythms in perfect phase
Cycling through the ebb and flow
Of life’s unending ways

For all my wants, the land provides
Nourishing and sweet
Its seasons carry me back home
Full circle and complete

Tremble

Today I sensed what it might be like
     to tremble before God
     as I gazed upon long blue ridges
With their golden-hued leaves
    turning to soon meet their fates

I was overwhelmed by its magnificence,
     the power of its beauty… and I feared
     that it might stop my beating heart

One day I, too, will die blissfully
in the cradle of nature’s loving arms