Whisper your story

Whisper your story to God
or in a night circle, our faces lit by fire
Either way, love, let the wind carry it home

Hands around your head
holding you strong
through so much pain
Your sisters are here
pouring you raspberry iced-tea
and dipping fresh-picked broccoli
into homemade tahini
a tribe so committed to your care
our eyes meet knowingly

Today I looked into a girl’s eyes
ringed by darkness
like a forest rings the meadow
This was my own daughter
a mystery child
whose cells still mingle with my own
and for a moment, I remembered and forgot all at once
and that was bliss

Tonight I am sending prayers
angels, heart, healing, intention,
wordless waves
of hope and hopefulness
to you, and you, and you,
to you who take these words
onto your tongues
as a salve, a balm, a sweetness,
a stillness to be savored and then set free

Image: Daniel Minter

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12 thoughts on “Whisper your story

  1. lisa says:

    This is a beautiful post. Thank you for your powerful words.

    It seems so many of us are on a similar journey these days – each in our own unique lives and ways – yet connected to each other in our sacred soulful sisterhood.

    Truly remarkable and profound stuff for which I am awesomely and humbly grateful.

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  2. SisterJulia says:

    I am so grateful to have been brought to your blog today!

    Your entry on Home was a beautiful and a wonderful echo of family and motherhood.

    It’s lovely to meet you.

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  3. Shelli says:

    “…to you who take these words
    onto your tongues
    as a salve, a balm, a sweetness…”

    Such beautiful words.

    The image is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    wow. i sit here, in ny, in the room i first kissed a boy, my college course books still on the shelf to my right. and i read these words. i have slipped into a warm bath, a silk shawl, sipping a velvet smooth merlot; it’s more beauty and love than my tire heart can handle, but not really.
    thank you and thank you and thank you.

    mb

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  5. Christy says:

    That prose/poem so beautiful! This is my favorite line:

    ” Whisper your story to God
    or in a night circle, our faces lit by fire
    Either way, love, let the wind carry it home”

    :-)

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