Gone So Far – poem by Steve Toth

GONE SO FAR

Overlooking the ocean
we do our best to take it in
You can’t just make this stuff up
Pictures don’t do it justice
How sweet it is to do nothing

Unlike soothing reassuring beauty
the sublime strikes us with an awe
that borders on terror
Nature never betrays the heart that
loves it exactly as it comes

Every moment is its own eternity
because there’s no indication
of any of this not lasting forever
Our reality here is an instant wide
beyond that it’s bits & pieces

Some people say the whole
blooming planet is wild with life
& I believe it’s true
Wherever we’ve gone so far
we’ve been in the midst of other lives

I’ve yet to determine if this view
is more beautiful than sublime:
This rocky coast with all its crashes
No matter how hard I look
I’m still only looking

— Steve Toth (poetree1968@yahoo.com)

(Steve posts occastionally on an eclectic spirituality listserv called Allspirit. This was his gem this morning. Thank you, Steve for your beautiful work.)

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. 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-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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