Poetry Party: Illuminated from Within

Yes, yes, I know… I have a paper to finish. But even the most diligent student takes a moment to read and write and journal… read on!!

I haven’t managed to get to a Poetry Party in a while, but this one captured me. The picture is from Abbey of the Arts. The photo is one that reminded her of the women she met at a recent retreat… The theme is “Illuminated from Within.” Play along if you wish…

Illuminated from Within
Deb Vaughn

I am rooted, grounded, just awakened
The layers covering me still cold, still inhospitable.
I look up. I feel the Call…

I am Called to grow…
to push through dead leaves and melted snow…
I am Called to reach…
to weather winds and chill and whimsical change.

I am undaunted.
A late snow only slows my bloom.
A restless winter chills my growth.
A slug gnaws at my leaves.

I know my purpose.
I am heeding my Call.
I reach for the Son.
I am. Blooming.

Cut me down if you wish.
Transplant me.
Divide me from my closely growing friends…
I will re-root.
I will re-grow.

I know my purpose.
I am heeding my Call.
I reach for the Son.
I will bloom in season.

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