also absolutely

photographer: Chris Burkard (image of surfer Peter Mendria on Chile’s West Coast)

***

as it seems… there is a you
that experiences something other
like a wave with its ocean,
or a particle of air with its vast space
as if you, the wave
join with the other, the ocean
and yet,

also absolutely
something larger
now

© r.e.l. 5/23/11

inspired by Erich Schiffmann meditations

Posted for The Thursday Post 26.5.11 on Ethereal Heights

Posted for Poetry Potluck 5/29-6/4/11 on Jingle Poetry

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its vapors

as the mist, its vapors
turns my air
to its breath
i can feel that i knew you
once
before i knew…

you burned me
with your fire
inside:
i have always known you

and even when i did know
i didn’t know yet
yet i knew too…
that all along
you were building a mystery
that had dissolved into me

© r.e.l. 4/20/11

image of me at marin headlands by simsha

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posted for The Thursday Post 21.4.11 on Ethereal Heights
posted for Poetry Potluck 4/24-4/30/11 on Jingle Poetry

to the end of the road

words only take me to the end of the road… where feelings are footpaths… but, opening me to you and you to me… i miss you when you go… i am yours… sing to me anyway… never forget that your tears are your soul…
© r.e.l. 4/6/11

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posted for  The Thursday Post 7.4.11 on Ethereal Heights
posted for Poetry Potluck 4/10-4/17/11 on Jingle Poetry

ghost

can i face you, ghost
and know everything
that what isn’t said
could be
but is masked instead in a mist…

its chosen way
lose yourself
in me
when you feel you see me
but don’t

a side of me, you follow
gone like mist, maybe sleeping

eyes lost
given
proudly to you
and for you

© r.e.l. 3/15/11

this poem inspired uncleblack to compose a song ‘ghost’ using these lyrics… posted on bandcamp (the katie winter).

thank you! 🙂

posted for Poetry Potluck 3/27-4/2 on Jingle Poetry

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reason realized


you are my soul…

i see you as i am inside
looking out
to feel
with your magical sight
positioning yourself
to give me eyes

but still i ask
who are you anyway?
i know what i know what i don’t have
do you?

you have spaces
that my spaces fit in always
leaving me speechless
you are precious and tough
i’m reaching for you

you are a smile that lasts from the first light
to the last dream of you
and for you…

to see you is to hear you
knowing this about me
ever-changing as you read
my mind
to bring me my finest moments

and so i speak to you
we are reason realized
my world inside
as my tiny roots blend with you

© r.e.l. 3/4/11

posted for Thursday’s Poet Rally, week 39 (march 3-9)

thank you, Jingle, for the Perfect Poet Award 🙂  I accept…  [For next week I nominate Loomings poetry ]

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the way your roots reach into me

empower me to empower you
you know, the way your roots reach into me
like feathers on a journey
to find themselves

find me where you would not
think to imagine
remember i’m an enigma
i’m a mystery that floats in
the shadows,
t h e   u n k n o w n

and sometimes, it’s strange
but i can feel the moments
when a secret begins…

© r.e.l. 2/16/11

submitted to caesura 2/5/14

written for Thursdays Poet Rally week 38 (feb 17-23, 2011)

image of Feather of male peacock (Indian peafowl), Wikimedia Commons

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submitted to World Poetry Movement  (Published! — for book Stars In Our Hearts)

an anonymous soul

you are a mystery and a mind who flies
among thoughts, reacting to time
in a body, yet not… memories
only a part of you because
you know there’s a space
between, that is silent
it will heal you if
you let it
speak
and know
you, before you do
for a reason unknown
but do it anyway because
it is your trip through life
we are more real every day

© r.e.l. 2/12/11

inspired by another soul

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posted for Poetry Potluck week 22 on Jingle Poetry


find a way to show me

as soon as i think i know
then i remember
that i don’t…

you’re already there
don’t forget
who you are

i won’t turn anything on
or off
can i just be me?

can’t you try to keep your soul
and fill your heart
but not take mine?

you mean let the ground speak
through my feet?

you’re irresistible to me
in ways that i cannot tell

find a way
to show me

© r.e.l. 2/8/11

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posted for Poetry Potluck week 22 on Jingle Poetry

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you sighed

tell me how you do it
remaining
still
yet luring
silent…
pulsing
as a mystery
i asked for long ago
you know
i prefer no answer
because i know you
are not done yet
telling the truth
and are as honest
as the way
you were
when i first knew
in that fine moment
that with you
how could you not
be a secret…

you sighed through the sky
and i heard you say that
i’m still here
you are priceless

© r.e.l. 2/2/11

image “Lamp” by dab

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Posted for Poetry Potluck week 21 (2/6-2/12/11)-Aims, Goals, Ambitions on Jingle Poetry

half spoken, half heard


i believe you
in every word
there is a silence
and past reminding me

you who have answers… or do you call them reasons…

reasons with questions that ask me do you always speak to me in colors that keep their beauty?  through tears in paper that beg to know me?

through words, half spoken, half written, half heard but always known…

like the pages of time
i ask myself now, who am i?
but you know better, so i flip through the pages

to find you, to find me, to find the other half of me..

© r.e.l. 1/12/11

Image of ‘Lost Goddess Diaries: The Truth BE Told’ by AmandaGWright

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Posted for Poetry Potluck week 18 (1/16-1/22/11) Languages, Signs and Symbols on Jingle Poetry

Received The Sunshine Award from Jingle Poetry