Sunday, April 28, 2013

Darkness Upon Darkness

darkness upon darkness
 this is the place
a mirrored reflection
of constellation and galaxies
on this bit of silent water
gathered in this clearing

arise from the shadows
seep out from deep-soiled refuge
gather yourself and come
you shall hold the darkness and silence
as a cloak upon your shoulders
galaxies and stars upon your chest

arise as if from the first moment
time beginning again
no word spoken this time
no echo of consonants broken
against stone and trunk
a silent birth from water and earth

darkness and light
ending or beginning
turning and returning
this is the place
where nothing and everything
are simply gathered in your hands

Pam Olson

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