Friday, March 20, 2015

Clearing, by Morgan Farley

Franz Schubert - Impromptu No 3 in G flat major Op 90 D 899
with Grigory Sokolov

I am clearing a space
here, where the trees stand back.
I am making a circle so open
the moon will fall in love
and stroke these grasses with her silver.

I am setting stones in the four directions,
stones that have called my name
from mountaintops and riverbeds, canyons and mesas.
Here I will stand with my hands empty,
mind gaping under the moon.

I know there is another way to live.
When I find it, the angels
will cry out in rapture,
each cell of my body
will be a rose, a star.

If something seized my life tonight,
if a sudden wind swept through me,
changing everything,
I would not resist.
I am ready for whatever comes.

But I think it will be
something small, an animal
padding out from the shadows,
or a word spoken so softly
I hear it inside.

It is dark out here, and cold.
The moon is stone.
I am alone with my longing.
Nothing is happening
but the next breath.

poem from the website

Many blessings to you all on this New Moon-Eclipse-Equinox time of clearings and new beginnings.


Elaine Jarvis said...

Oh! This is so lovely. Thank you for sharing it. I particularly like this conversation between the poem and the music.

Manuela Popovici said...

Thank you Elaine! I waited a long time for the right music to appear, and I was glad I did as soon as I heard this piece.

And I am glad for your visit! Hugs,