Run! Run to the Inner Window!

Kauai Forest Window

Please enjoy this poem by JoHanna Hartwig.


Oh sweet one, why do you wander

aimlessly in the darkness through

the rooms of your mind?


Do you not see the glimpses of Light

from the Sun’s porch?


Why continue to shuffle from

side to side

in a ballroom with no music?


Do you not hear the rapturous Sound

of the Divine orchestra tuning up?


Run! Run to the inner window!

Draw back the heavy drapes!


Behold verdant meadows and glens,

azure skies and gently rolling hills!


Hear the sweet melodies of your

own unfinished symphony!


Be brave! Be courageous!

Be as a young child!


Go grab that chair in the corner,

climb out that window…


Run! Run up that Path on the hill


simply disappear into the thunderous

waves of

Light and Sound.


Why not today, Love?


JoHanna Hartwig lives in El Morro, New Mexico where she plays the Celtic harp and is continually inspired by the exquisite solitude of the landscapes.

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8 Responses to “Run! Run to the Inner Window!”

  1. Rudy April 3, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    JoHanna, this is truly beautiful imagery you have chosen. Shuffling from side to side in a ballroom with no music — what an apt description of life before Shabda. This poem is refreshing and filled with optimism and hope for True Life! Thank you for sharing it, and thank you, Lesley, for granting it sacred space.

  2. Liz Macdonald April 3, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    Hi Johanna – Your poem is indeed very beautiful. Tell me, is the Celtic harp what we here in the heart of the Gaidhealteachd would call the Clarsach, or is it different? Much love, Liz

  3. Qatana Samanen April 3, 2014 at 8:01 am #

    Thank you so much, Lesley, for sharing this beautiful and exciting poem. Very deep bow to you, JoHanna for the beautiful music of your poetry.


  4. Sheila April 3, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Beautiful, Johanna, thank you, and thank you Lesley for sharing it with us!
    It conveys so well the love that sets us free in every moment

  5. Pamela DeLisse April 3, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Johanna, How exact is your imagery of That which is always only a breath away! Thank you.

  6. al April 3, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    The words are a melody to soul and our higher calling. Much Love.

  7. Lesley April 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Thank you all for your lovely responses. I will be sure that JoHanna receives them and hopefully responds!

  8. Cynthia April 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Such a relatable experience while reading this exquisite poem. Many thanks to the poet and Lesley for printing it.

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