Love’s Offices, poem by Judyth Hill

No. 61 (Rust and Blue) - painting by Rothko (Wikipedia)

Love with its featherweight measure
With its a e i o u
With its why of the cry of the falcon, of the beloved in the dark,
the dredged riverbottom of bedtalk.
Love with its calling from centuries,
with its clock of barely moving hands in the plaza of Perugia,
Love with its tiny steps
and kimonos sleeves wet with walking in the morning garden.
Love with its capacity for rhyme
And drift. Love with its backward glance
And endless coffee.
Love with its heat lightening and all night itch
Love with its red red wine
and bad driving, hillsides of pine and honeysuckle tango.
Love with its stone Buddha
in the almond scented light.
Love with its too long sentences and fierce electric.
Love with its armchairs of desire, and groceries of tomatoes, fresh basil,
garlic and olives. Love with its redundancy of salad and lack of pizza.
Love with its piano teeth, and islands of soft winds,
the Southern Cross at midnight, and mangos mangos mangos.
Love with its dire relationship to roses and thirst
Love with its Catalpa trees and unfought wars
Love with its chrysanthemum eyes and velvet skin
with its leopard eyes and slow discovery of other music.
Love, o love with its Rothko eyes, and Brancusi hands
And vintner’s tongue and champagne tongue.
Love, thief and scholar,
giver and gift.
The dreaming we leave behind at the moist blue end,
the dream we wake from, tender, each morning.

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, nature mystic, empathic intuitive healer (with shamanic influences) and international speaker. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty years and is currently on hiatus from the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary behind the Great Mother Wisdom Gathering (Maryland, 2014). She loves to be involved in Ceremony. Mare is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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3 Responses to Love’s Offices, poem by Judyth Hill

  1. Judyth Hill says:

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thank you & I love it!
    Best, Blessings, Judyth Hill

  2. Hi Judyth,

    Gosh, thanks… but aren’t you the one who wrote the poem? ;~)
    I’m honored to even be one to read it, not to mention having you visit my blog to appreciate it.

    blessings!
    mare

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