Ghost

ghost

 

Birds leap

between the branches of a hedge

then hush

into sudden stillness. The spider’s net

left bobbing among leaves

Only to catch the dawn

 

as you enter

the showered arch of lawn

sprinklers with light, becoming light

and more — a presence seeking

 

a body to lend you limbs

that will move through this psalm

God has given

as a landscape of path and shadow;

 

and a face

to gaze upon the day

with the shy, deep-eyed

curiosity

of the deer.

 

5 comments

  1. “a presence seeking

    a body”

    Wendy,

    What a tone setter, and then

    “the shy, deep-eyed
    curiosity
    of the deer.”

    a lovely ending for this poem of spirits.

    You have done such a grand job of building tension
    and alleviating it. The poem owns the reader from
    start to finish.

    I’m not sure if its the pen or the way you hold it, but
    whatever it is, keep doing it!

    sarah

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  2. One of those beautiful spiritual, yet everyday, moments in time
    where we are part of all that is alive around us.

    Especially love:

    “the showered arch of lawn
    sprinklers with light, becoming light
    and more — a presence seeking”

    Much enjoyed.
    take care,
    Kerri

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  3. Hi Black Affliction

    Nice to meet you! Thank you for the lovely thought on this poem. I sincerely appreciate it!

    Hi Sarah

    Well, you certainly have made my day with your perceptive and encouraging thoughts! I am glad you enjoyed the poem and am always grateful for you interest in my work. It means so much to me!

    Hi Kerri

    Indeed, it happens when we step out in nature and suddenly some spirit of recognition, faith, hope and light fills our senses and our bodies with a feeling of connection, of belonging. Thank so much for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate them!

    Hi echopoet,

    So glad you enjoyed this poem and I thank you very much for letting me know!

    My best to everyone,
    Wendy

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