Haiku Tuesday


The Big Bang
Julie Flanders

You meet yourself
Where the spirit meets the bone
Where the trees stand
Without their leaves
Arms raised together
As if made of stone

Some miracle of a morning
You breathe differently
See the sky a new way
That there is never the same moment twice
You could say
It is always the first time
Each day
You see the light play

There is such calm
And chaos in your spirit
You can sense the peace
But cannot come anywhere near it
As you feel
The longing and the wild terror of the flesh
As you see how briefly
And how deeply
Your spirit
And your animal

You wake up

You are not the wheel
You are not the spoke
You are not the fire
You are not the smoke
You are not the words
You are not the wordless dream
You are not the silence
And you are not the scream

You simply are

And yet
You will know
All that you are still
In the tangled understanding beyond your will
In that knot of blood and love
And pulse
You will feel the entire universe

And give birth
To itself

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