Overflowing

I defy fear to look over the edge
from my high climb,
Gripped tight by the spell that turns my courage
into a pillar of salt.
A breeze riffles the surface of the drowning pool
below me.
“Listen”, it whispers.
I hear only my wildly beating heart.
“Breathe”, it sighs,
and my legs stop their melting.
Unreasoned fear dissipates,
and I take a step forward
on the balance beam of life.
“Stay with me I cry-hold my hand.”
But like quick silver you are gone even as I try to catch on to you.

Shed joyful tears of knowing,
Gladly given,
Freely flowing,
From the everlasting wellspring of the Grail.

Sweat stings my eyes.
The work is almost more then I can bear:
dirty, tedious, heavy, and cruel.
Til a spring rain comes washing out my winter of “too hard.”
Hear the sun singing in a puddle of snow,
beaming a song I know but can’t recall.
Round rolls the melody with the words,
spinning a memory
just beyond my reach.

Come the tears of joyful knowing,
Gladly given,
Freely Flowing,
From the everlasting wellspring of the Grail.

Sometimes, in a watercolor world of happenstance,
the shapes run together just right,
as if a magic hand was arranging them.
And I know, because I can’t repeat it when I try.
And sometimes, in a wide open smile,
or in the passion of the dance,
there is this flame that flickers,
and I know, because I cannot light it,
nor can I warm myself by its elusive fire,
for it is too uncommon,
playing,
like the reflection of stars across the midnight of my aloneness.

Sweet the tears of joyful knowing
Freely given,
Overflowing,
From the everlasting wellspring of the Grail.

4 thoughts on “Overflowing”

  1. Finally! I’ll check back to see what gems you entice your readers with in the future. As always, your writing is both enlightening and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Linda:
      Thanks, I see now what I should do. I need to put those names next to my picture too. I will research how to do that. “Thanks for the memories!”
      Love,
      Sue

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  2. Oh my Sue, your last posted poem made my day – I can’t say “finally” as I hardly knew these were in process – but…. they touch my soul in a way few things do. Gracias!

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