that which rises

echo_ocean3

you are that which rises.

and you know me to be the one who senses you now, a reprise.

did you know that i heard you last night when you spoke to me with your eyes?

you were the ocean then, yet not.

you were an ironic metaphor with clarity,

the kind that floats by unnoticed, hides in corners, or drops to the floor.

you were that which you cannot comprehend, even to yourself.

 

© r.e.l. 8/29/14

for someone special

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star on a distant paradise


where are you now
in this moment, i ask
climbing a ladder to a distant cloud
that only i know…
floating on a bubble under a wave of life?

you are crazy
with the mystery you breathe
you are the pure energy
of love
… fire mixed with water
and raindrops inside sand

you are tears and joy forever intertwined
like a bird not knowing his wings

still… after all
you know you are

the one who saved me from a distant paradise

and you are true

© r.e.l.  11/4/10

image nightbird2

Posted on Poetry Potluck 7/10-7/17/11 on Jingle Poetry

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

Featured in Vibration in Art and Verse – VaVoom! on redbubble

Featured in Nautical on their “Special Gallery – Poems and Images that Delight” on redbubble

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

**featured in Touched By Fire on redbubble

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

i built you

i built you
to shield me from the world
with knights, dragons and swords
to fend for the delicate
precious
parts that lie inside
shadows…
dreams…
escape…

you kept me safe
so that i could go on my path
alone

although i owe you a lot
i no longer need you
i let the water
wash you away now
slowly it drips
so that i no longer have to pretend
that you
are stronger than me

© r.e.l. 6/23/10

photo on wikimedia (edited by r.e.l.)