awake now my soul

I cry like the gull, in it’s haunting archaic language
from the depths of my soul, like the ocean in mourning
the blue swell carries me out, where deep meets deep
nowhere to hide or rest there my feet in the sweep of the tide
and the roll of the night and the song of the moon on my brow
I lower my eyes to the silvery sighs of the fish and their glittery scales
the turmoil and such from the previous eve, slowed down to an ebony beat
Swept off my feet and thrown on the heap, where others had too
been discarded, on a boat with no float, in a rip where it flipped and the oars
crashed to bits all around us. Nothing was heard, not a blip, not a word
abandoned to water’s dark merger, we slipped and we sank and we groaned,
that’s just how it is when the darkness is is and it challenges all of our thinking
all we have learned and discerned and determined is left in the midst of abandon
til there is a flash of a lightning crash and we understand all the commotion
from comatose days and a life spent in haze we surrender the lull of the ocean
not caught in the tide, nor to densely abide, where the sea meets the soul
at creation, the dip in the sand and the call back to land become now our
freshest devotion. Awake now my soul, from your sleep where it stole
your awareness and all of the knowing. – Karin

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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    love this . . . we all need refreshment now and then

  • thank you so much Lorilee! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    The awakening of the soul is like being more alive, and being more alert of the details around us; and so I love the manner in you describe moment by moment. Lovely write Karin.

  • thank you so much for reading my work and being so insightful and supportive Mui-Ling, so very much appreciated :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 2 years ago

    sometimes we fall asleep with our eyes open… awareness allows us to see. Extraordinary write, Karin. XX

  • this is so true Cosimo, I have done that numerous times, thank you for your wonderful insight and thoughtful response, it cheers my heart always to see you and I appreciate you reading my work ;) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 2 years ago

    I read this not long after reading about how some young teens killed a 12yr old girl and apparently no motive has to light….. babies killing babies. It makes me want to find that pure source within to abide with for a while so your poetry here was indeed very fitting to realign my thought with today. xxx

  • what a sad sad tragic thing to happen, I saw a similar program some time ago, and it was hard to believe, I was shocked at how it just seemed an ‘everyday’ sort of occurrence to them, not such a big deal…what has happened to human kind….has it become more base, less life honouring KarenSue, or has it always been so, I don’t know…but the heart tries not to break when it hears such terrible things happening…. I’m glad if anything I write ever helps…big hugs xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • SteveD49
    SteveD49almost 2 years ago

    So beautiful Karin with an “I.” :-)

  • thank you so much SteveD49 :) ….and thank you for noticing that I am Karin with an ‘i’…. :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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