Heart of Spirit

Heart of Spirit born on silent wings
from the four corners of the Earth

       Wisdom from the frozen wastes of the North
       legends from the old Norse and Inuit
       stories of the polar bears and ice.

       Knowledge from the ancient cities of the East
       tales of the Chrysanthemum and Lotus
       mantras from the guru and the Dalai Lama.

       Myths from the heat and glare of the South
       lessons from the White Woman and Anansi
       teachings from the shaman and the Pharaoh.

       Science from the skyscrapers of the West
       comprehension from the scientists and alchemists
       understanding from the philosophers and statesmen.

Heart of Spirit born on silent wings
from the four corners of the Earth

       Woven from strands of steel and ice,
       intertwined and twisted
              to make a new sense
              to make a new wisdom
              to make light in the darkness.

       Spun from spider silk and flower petals
       glittering and shining
              to show the way
              to help the weak
              to soothe and comfort

Heart of Spirit born on silent wings
from the four corners of the Earth

       How I wish for you to ever be mine
       embroidered and carved into my soul
              to light my way
              to make me see
              to let me be.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestabout 5 years ago

    A fabulous meld of knowledge, legend and science and undercurrent of magic to be sure…
    Poetry that befits your image succinctly with a delicate last stanza to tie it up with that eternal yellow ribbon….beautiful Sybille….xxx

  • Thank you so much KarenSue, I am so glad it worked for you. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    I am coming back to this as I do not have anywhere near enough time on my brief lunch break to do justice to how much I love this and all I want to say about it! For now – it’s just simply fabulous and one of my all time favorites!

  • Thank you so much Lianne for taking the time to comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 5 years ago

    beautiful words that flow seemlessly with your wonderful image

  • Thank you for your lovely comment. :-) Means a lot!

    – Sybille Sterk

  • FayGaladriel
    FayGaladrielabout 5 years ago

    Very beautiful! xx

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Angellightning
    Angellightningabout 5 years ago

    Just wonderful! Seems to be, that this poem is from the bottom of your soul! Thank you!
    And never forget, everyone has a soul heart, because ther is always someone who gives you your light in the dark. There is always someone, who loves you from the bottom of his heart!
    Wonderful, i think this would be a nice present for a special person

  • Thank you so much little sister! :-) xxx

    – Sybille Sterk

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