Saturday, March 14, 2020

Poetry Break: Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower

Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower

Live Brilliantly (M.A. Reilly, March 2016)

Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,
what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself into wine.
In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.
And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am.
Sonnets to Orpheus II, 29


  1. Powerful and brilliant, Mary Ann. Love the artwork and reminder..Live Brilliantly. Hoping you are doing well. Warmest regards, Karen :-)

  2. Beautiful! Thank you!


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