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Widen Your Relationship with Light

A poem on giving and receiving the gift of brightness.

(Image: JPlenio, Pixabay)

Consider:
What is your relationship with light?
Have you bathed sufficiently
in heat and brightness?
Baring skin
breathing through pores —
delicious illumination
like no other.

It matters not
what season you find yourself in.
Here, receive:
skin mixing with the luminous
Sun’s touch pervades
each time reminder
of where we come from
long ago.

We are a long way
from fiery origins.
This body:
ancestor to stars
attracted by gravity
coalescing form
with emptiness,
vast spaces
between
and within.

Travel in time
find
deep silence
in dark quiet
pause,
drink in elixir —
shedding light
with your own awareness too.

Be worthy of this precious blaze.
Notice.
Receive.
Give away your own brightness too —
wide like wind,
eyes mixed
with shimmering leaves
red
ripe
hanging in balance
awaiting next life.

Be here to experience
beauty at every stage,
golden now
swirling
galaxy of stars and self
shining
in all directions.

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A poetry publication brought to you by Assemblage to capture all of your disconnected thoughts and let them find their form.

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Deborah McNamara

Deborah McNamara

Sustainability & Climate Activist. Yoga Teacher. Author, Invitation of Motherhood: Uncovering the Spiritual Lessons of Parenting. More: www.debmcnamara.com

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