At dawn I sit on the porch
with my Lover.
We sip licorice tea
and listen to robins chirp
and doves coo.
During the day
we work together—
sweep the floors
cook fennel with snow peas,
even the mundane tasks
joyful because we are together.
We collaborate on creative projects
like this poem.
I listen as the Lover
flows the words through my pen.
And then we spontaneously
waltz around the great room
to the silent Sound.
I had dreamed of
a love such as this,
a mate to share my days,
who is willing to face challenge
to leap off the great cliff
certain we will soar.
Someone who cares
the state of my physical body
the shakiness of my emotions
or the agitation of my thoughts.
I had given up hope
content in my solitude
until one day
the Lover appeared.
And I realized this Presence
had been here all along.
It was like a too-small apartment:
One day you open a door
and a whole new room appears.
Or that sweater you desired,
only to find
it was in your closet all along.
Now that I know the Lover is here
we never part.
Like any new companionship
we can’t get enough of each other
talking into the late hours
about nothing and everything.
And then we sleep
spooned into one another
so close that I realize
the Lover is Me.
Simply lovely and so relatable, thank you….
This is beautiful.. Thank you for expressing it so simply.
He loved us first. We owe our best and deepest to Him. Unity will be found at every level…then it is time to move on to greater vistas, ultimate freedom from mind and matter in Sat Lok. Beautiful poem…keep on yearning.
Thank you all for your kind sentiments. What you say is so true, Al. It is amazing how the Love expands and expands. “Keep on yearning”—Yes!
Oh, how I love it so.. your choice of words are just perfect.
Thank you, Patrick. It’s wonderful to have your presence here.
Lesley that was very well written and the words moved me—John
I’m so glad to hear that, John. It seems you know these quiet, contemplative days. I’m happy to share mine with you.
I simply Love this Lesley! I hope you don’t mind if I print it so I can contemplate it away from my computer. Thankyou.
Diane, I am honored that you would want to print it. Truly, it is the Lover’s doing, giving us all the love we are willing to receive in any moment.
Oh, my! You are absolutely correct the Lover helps you with your poetry — it is so filled with contentment and satisfaction. It is every person’s dream to be coupled with the perfect partner forever, and how beautifully you have articulated those benefits. Sleep, spooned into one another — simply perfect. Beautiful, my friend… thank you!
Rudy, I guess you are right, that probably is every being’s dream–to experience a true closeness and connectedness, and yet in the Divine’s great plan, we are prevented from such a perfect meeting in the lower worlds. That very frustration brought me to the Beloved, and now I am so appreciative. To know that we will never have to part from the Lover is deeply comforting.
Perfect….totally…thank you…..the Lover does indeed appear…..
This is simply beautiful Lesley, thank you! Your words ring with such joy and love, it’s truly inspiring. I am increasingly noticing how I feel His presence more in appreciating the beauty in the minutiae of everyday life. I love how you ‘spontaneously waltz around the great room to the silent Sound’. I know that dance and yearn for more of it. An awesome poem, thank you.
Thank you, Chloe. This poem meant a great deal to me, as each day that I returned to it, it affirmed yet more deeply the loving Presence. I too yearn for more.
such beauty-filled and soul full writing sweetheart! Thank you! this yearning grows ….What a Divine journey!!
I really like this, probably because I really needed to read it today. I hope the Lover comes to me like this. Thanks for sharing.
Ahh Lesley. A huge smile to the face behind which much vibration in harmony with such an expressive love poem. Oh frubjous joy. thank you
So powerful, makes me happy for the coming day. Thanks so much!
My dear friend Lesley, reading this poem that the Divine flowed through you was such a peaceful contemplation! What an amazing realization that our true love, our soul mate is within and not another contingent being, male or female that exists outside of us. In this Pinda world we are all taught that all happiness is dependent on us achieving wealth, finding a perfect mate, and acquiring material things all of which supposedly existed outside of us! Your poem show us that the acres of diamonds, our soul, has always been there not outside, but deep within, hidden by the illusion of Kal. What a blessing we have to be initiated by a Sat Guru who loves us and teaches us to go within to find this presence which has been there all along just waiting for us to realize it! What a beautiful poem you have channeled to us all, thank you!
Absolutely beautiful Lesley, thank you for sharing it.