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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Birthday Poem - Whorled



                           Whorled

 Here you are from womb whirling to mountaintop majesty
 Wandering, wondering, wondrous, laughing, slip-sliding
 Infant dimple fingered hold on that slice of eternity
 In the years tumble, tempest-joy-uncertain-clear trek
 Always in soft certitude of the light of stars - sparkling
 With a clear true flame - born under, carried within and
 yours to share - from first blink of fathomless eyes
 reflecting the mountaintop from where you came, from
 where you now stand, all pinpointed celestial eternity behind
 ahead and shimmering within you, this day, as each day
 forward flooded filled with all - from first drop of sweet milk
 to sting of  bitter herbs upon the tongue, whirling, floating 
 aquamarined waters to iced-arctic whitened snowflakes
 whirling from infant milestones to the crack of a bat vibrating-
 beasts gentle lumbering, emotion-swirl beginnings, incomprehensible
 endings rolled in burgeoning intellect -until your own  
 first shimmering thoughts coalesced writ- read
 reflecting something beyond, yet within, familiared  comfort-clear,
 life-love flowing up each step of whirling, womb-walk,  
 footfall steadied with each tumbled year, to stand here today
 on the mountaintop eyes filled fathomless deep as at that first blink at the
 whirling tumbled tempested wonder of it all spread before, around
 and within you in timeless kaleidoscopic shifts of endless configuration
 Enjoy the journey and the unexpected vision of mountaintops without acme
 Revel in strong legs to climb, clear eyes to see, and the wondered whirl writ
 in unique imprimatur whorled in your infanted dimpled fingered tip reaching
 from then mystic manifestation, whirling through the considered now, into
 this mindful moment - breathe the clear cool air of your mountaintop of your
 horizonless forever 

Happy Birthday -  


Note: Last night saw The Mountaintop,  An inspirational Broadway play - imagining a mystic night before MLK'S assassination (starring  Samuel Jackson and Angela Bassett)  undoubtedly some of the imagery lingered .... 

3 comments:

  1. This is such a rich, uplifting piece, with so many lovely images - the perfect thing for a birthday message in my view; my favourite parts I think;"whirling from infant milestones to the crack of a bat vibrating" and "Revel in strong legs to climb, clear eyes to see, and the wondered whirl writ in unique imprimatur whorled in your infanted dimpled fingered tip reaching" ... and "of your mountaintop of your horizonless forever" One of the most powerful things you've written is some time Pearl, wow.

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  2. Hello again Pearl:-) I so love writing for my beloveds on their birthdays too...remembering and loving them so deeply. This is a beautiful poem!

    I hope you will send me a message to add to this year's gratitude quilt. It is very simple: Close your eyes. Exhale. Inhale. Without thinking, type out what you are grateful for in THIS moment and send it to me by the end of today. The word quilt will be posted on Dec. 31st on my blog...so far 117 people from around the world have participated this year! I hope you will join in.

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  3. Thank you Laura .... I love the idea of your gratitude quilt and will not only participate but will spread the word if you attach a link .... :)

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