Keeping Things Whole – Poem by Mark Strand, in Homage

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
To keep things whole.

Thank you, Mark Strand, for your gift of the word, verse, brilliance and imagery.
May your passing carry great joy and love into the next stage of your soul journey.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/nyregion/mark-strand-80-dies-pulitzer-winning-poet-laureate.html

Thank you to my beautiful and so gifted glass artist friend, Marcia Wiley of Wileyware, for alerting me to this poem and the passing of this great poet.

xoxoxo

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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2 Responses to Keeping Things Whole – Poem by Mark Strand, in Homage

  1. Sue Lyman says:

    Beautiful Mare, thanks for posting

  2. Yah… it’s a really lovely poem. Love you, Sue!

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