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United by Our Essence

Oh virga, blue curtain in the sky I envy you. Suspended there in the glowing light never do you fall upon the ground, swirl down the drain, or lose yourself in a muddy puddle.   Instead your icy tendrels simply evaporate.   But I am a river riding across the contours of this rocky earth as the […]

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My Memory Is for My Beloved

  My memory is for my Beloved. Mind wants to use it to… ride the merry-go-round of the past, dwell on playground kisses and slaps, count my Monopoly money.   Actually… If memory were a book each page would only contain His image.   If memory were a movie every frame would be filled with […]

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Simply Be

  The mountain does not try to be majestic. It simply stands tall, letting the light and seasons play across its contours.   The river does not force itself to flow faster or uphill. It simply follows its own frolicking meander to the sea.   The sun does not compete with other stars in the […]

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Feed the Torrent

On this drought day when you ache for a full gushing thunderstorm yet only a spritz of rain cools your skin do not lose heart, my love.   In the monsoon season the splattering rain today feeds the great torrent of tomorrow.   So one day when you hardly expect it a billowing thunderhead will perch above […]

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The True Guide

I thought I knew the way having traveled this path long ago but no…I got lost in cryptic directions­: turn right at the T intersection left at the V.   All became muddled in duality.   Stopping in the middle I scream, “I don’t know where I’m going and I don’t know how to get […]

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Monsoon Lovemaking

You smell it on the breeze sweet scent of wet piñon and red dust blowing off an advancing thunderhead.   When the towering anvil arrives it casts bruised shadows, pelts all with frozen rain and thunders into your core.   You call on the Beloved hold steady through the storm. Parched desert softens, convictions evaporate.   […]

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Rogue River

  I can’t stop myself from singing Your love. It oozes from my every pore. Gag me, bind me, lock me in a cell. It still flows, like a rogue river bursting onto shore. Image: Wikipedia commons

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Spring Is Here!

One cannot rush winter one cannot make the earth warm the buds blossom the sparkling rains fall.   Each experience inhales and exhales its own perfect breath, the lessons within the moonless nights and pelting hail.   Why wait? Why struggle? Spring is already here!   In this moment the sun shines golden within, the […]

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Unleash Your Power

Please enjoy this guest post by Mary Corcoran. Alma Bella You are already a beautiful garden. You have endured gales and hurricanes, blizzards and blight. Now is your time to thrive. Make ready your inner spring.   Trim back your overgrown, unwieldy self. Prune away what does not serve you. Clear the dried leaves, the sticks and […]

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Cove of Love

She slouches her shoulders unconsciously protecting her heart but it only creates an aching knot near her scapula.   She knows it’s futile that there is no protection out here with waves crashing all about. Just the slow grind of pain chasing pleasure.   She sees that she must swim into the only safe place, […]

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