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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

With You

I want to share this for dVerse ONL.  It isn't one of my best poems, but it is one of my most earnest and deeply felt.  I have been blessed with an amazing friend - someone I can talk to about anything, but who also understands because of similar experiences and ways of thinking.  I wrote this for her...


With You

“There is a friend closer than a brother”
With my friend I have run on silken feet
Through the moonlit gaze of snow-kissed trees
Followed scents, winter’s stillness to greet

Together, loosed the coral of our hair
Swaying with the ocean’s lullaby
Dived as one to drink of untouched depths
Sung with joy the whale’s timeless cry

We’ve broken bonds that chained us to the earth
Communing through the silent stratosphere
Clung to understanding’s feathered vanes
Dared to seek the sun’s refining sear

And as we’ve wept from dark and twisted paths
Mingled tears have drawn us to the Light
So we wash the grime in rivers of Truth
See - her soul, like an opal, shimmers bright.

7 comments:

Mystic_Mom said...

What a wonderful poem, and such a treasured friendship. A true blessing that is not bound by miles nor time.

Brian Miller said...

having a friend like that is a most beautiful thing and def not easy to capture in words but i think you did well with it zoe...

ElizabethYoung said...

Wonderful poem and testimony also Zoe. You really have done this topic justice and captured what this verse is about. Well done and write on!

Sky Raft Wanderer said...

Really like the imagery here.

And the depth of feeling is tangible.

Great work here.

Natasha Head said...

Wonderful! I had a friend like that once...sigh

adan said...

beautifully expressed -

and, not "one of my best" ? whoa ;-)

well for me, the sensuousness and closeness expressed was fabulous

esp liked,

"Together, loosed the coral of our hair"

and

"Clung to understanding’s feathered vanes
Dared to seek the sun’s refining sear"

yea, i'll stick with beautifully done ;-) thanks zoe ;-)

jen revved said...

Very beautiful poem, Zoe. Do believe in your own distinctive and brilliant voice...it is there. For example:

We’ve broken bonds that chained us to the earth
Communing through the silent stratosphere
Clung to understanding’s feathered vanes
Dared to seek the sun’s refining sear

...exquisite lyricism. xj