LILLY'S MORNING OBLATION

She lets her night robe slip off
and stands naked
in blue water’s laughter
and sunshine’s silent flow,
letting her skin be flushed
with cold water’s ticklings
and gold light’s caressing.
Water rivulets flash yellow and blue
on her white skin;
then dim into greens
and sheep-wool gray
in the shadows of her knees.
She sings and opens
all her being
to each sensation,
vanishing briefly
into the brightness
of her hullabaloo.
She dries her hair
as she recites poems
to the breezes;
then robes herself
with lamb’s wool and straw shoes,
the skin of a trout, honey,
old newspapers and a jasmine bloom
for a hat.

LILLY'S MORNING OBLATION

Blake Steele

Molkom, Sweden

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Another poem from my Pio and Lilly collection: the love affair of a monk and a wild woman, raised with the animals and birds.

It is a celebration of this primal freedom that calls me out of the throats of bull elks, the dark eyes of bears, and the deep heart of unshackled souls. And of the wild, divine feminine, that has been so missing in the West but is now on the rise, spangling secret hearts with her beauty… everywhere.

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