114429  Poems Read Home Login

 Spirit Chimes

A Day to Dance With

On a day like today
tell me not to believe
in Heaven
and I'll find it easier
to write Sanskrit
on a grain of rice;

call this natural selection,
a ballet of cells
that choreographed itself,
nerves and love and blood
spit out of
an ancient sea,

and I'll call that blind faith.

Today my soul
is a swarm of bees,
the color of the leaves
screaming to their deaths,

and it understands the forest
aging gracefully before my eyes--
trees soon to be startled nudes
flowing like ink in the rain.
But today . . .

today is what God
worked so hard for--
to see someone
crawl into this moment
and want it
with all they have in them,
the way a deer puts its soul
into flight from the hunter,
the way a hunter flings
its soul at the deer,

to be uncivilized, brazen,
and not look back,

to be an audience
like the sky,
yet microscopic
as a lifetime,

to praise . . .

Patricia Joan Jones

To read more of my work go to: My Poetry List


©2000 - 2021, Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]   [ Search ]

dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
poeticjihadabulateefbabatundeamerikkkasmosthatedmuslimpoet Muslims Favorite Poet - Your New Favorite Site Feedback and critique requested  
mykalangelo Poems of Mykalangelo. - Tell me whatever, I'm not here often From poetrypoem.com your life will grow  
Insomnia's Melancholy World - Dark, gothic, mood swings. critique requested.  
welllovedstranger Poetry by welllovedstranger - Feedback and critique requested.  
godspoetwriter Poetry by godspoetwriter - Feedback and critique requested.  

knighttruelovepoems     allseasonsverse      smallsteps      donnadelongmatthews      jagdishtapish  View All Poets
Newest Item: A Saturday morning open poem (For all my friends)
Hey my friends! Yes! It is a new day full of light…!!! Sunshine golden brigh ... More
Added: 2021-08-15  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites