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The Storm and The Dog


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it was an experience of purity

as the indigo clouds burst in to tears

raining down crystals of shimmering light

that were warm and heavy and opulent

 

and the heavens slammed together

a powerful and persuasive percussion

effortlessly removing all tension from within the atmosphere

 

and i ran through the torrent

becoming more and more a part of the water

and above me flashed the most ancient of lights

followed by the unchanging sound of creation

 

full

loud

pure

enveloping

regal

holy

 

all i could do was give in to the moment

there was nowhere to hide

 

veiled and surrounded by the storm

i was being baptised

cleansed

purified

 

and my spirit intuitively connected

with the electricity

giving me the courage and passion

to shout out magical invocations

to conjure up secret spells

 

and the presence of my angels and ancestors was immediately felt

as they were given access to me here on earth

all of us being freed simultaneously from our

respective dimensions

 

 

all at once i realised that this had been no coincidence

i had been led out in to

this ancient ceremony

of flashing light and thundering sound

 

i remember running out of the forest

and across an exposed expanse of field

thinking

if i die now i will be happy

i feel so much a part of everything

so clean and held and complete

 

and as i thought this

the strangest thing happened

a beautiful dog suddenly appeared

alongside me

 

we ran together

we ran through the storm

 

and when the rain stopped

i was alone on a fragrant forest path

with wet translucent skin

and a beautiful future

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being in the rain definitely inspires poetry! Good one, douglas.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Aleksandra

Ah Douglas, you are not stopping with surprising me icon_razz.gif

This poem is well written. It have different meaning and I feel this as a new born spirit. The visual effect is so different, and that gives some special tact of the poem.

 

I love it.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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Aleksandra

Bw, I forgot to say, the title is perfect.

 

PS: I hope you are safe and ok after those fires, running over there. I heard that one Macedonian church burnt to the cornerstone.

Stay safe my Doug.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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dear jj, thank you so much! yes, indeed, rain and water! i am currently working on my second book, a collection of poetry which shall be entitled 'sutras'. a section in the collection will be called 'water poems' and this is the latest poem penned for that portion of the book. icon_smile.gif

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thank you beautiful alex for your words. it was a truly magnificent experience being caught in a thunder storm and very magical indeed. the dog was amazing - appearing out of nowhere and 'protecting' me while i ran through the forest! icon_biggrin.png

 

thank you for your concern! i am fine though as i am in new south wales away from the fire. there has been a great relief effort and the fund has raised millions for all the families affected by the fires - so that is very good! i will soon be a london boy though - my australian work visa was not approved, sadly - they are very fussy indeed - even though i have family here, qualifications - and am a poet!!!! they still declined my visa by only 10 points! anyway i have a british passport and lots of friends in london - so it will be an adventure! icon_wink.gif

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tons of emotions and feelings out there to compel to travel my dreamland without wings and thanks douglas to give such an opportunity.

 

the indigo clouds burst in to tears

 

this indigo sky always makes me confused when it cries or sooth mankind by its rain. But i must say it purifies everything like the baptism!

 

my spirit intuitively connected

with the electricity

giving me the courage and passion

to shout out magical invocations

to conjure up secret spells

 

yap i am not so pious but i think when it rains, i will try to have a Salaat in Mosque, perhaps a prayer may sooth my heart again with another grateful feelings to god for such of his creative phenomena!

 

and the heavens slammed together

 

when heavens collide, what might happen? i didn't think about in cosmological concept, and besides if i think about the stars, i will i always have the vision of divine beauty.

 

thanks for letting me fly in the dreamland without passport or visa!

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you are most welcome bloodyday! thank you for your pretty words and thoughts and reactions to my poem. bless you. icon_smile.gif

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Righteous, stormy and clear in its celebration. Moving and beautiful, astonishing and true- Reminds me of the I-Ching

 

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Blessings, as always douglas;-)

 

DC

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Such light from you, Douglas! When I first read the part about the dog --

and as i thought this

the strangest thing happened

a beautiful dog suddenly appeared

alongside me

 

we ran together

we ran through the storm

-- I wondered what could be the inspiration for such a unique and lovely image. From your reply to Alek, I could see that the source was a real life experience!

 

A storm is usually perceived as something negative. Your account of this storm is uplifting and bright. icon_sunny.png

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dear dr con, thank you so much for your wonderful comments and the very interesting link to Hexagram 51 - i enjoyed reading through it so much. icon_biggrin.png

 

and tony, thank you too for your lovely words. there's nothing like the warm cleansing rain of australia after a long hot day - particularly when it's so unexpected! icon_flower.png

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Hello Douglas,

 

You have painted an beautiful vivid picture. I have read and reread this. Verse 1 is truely inspired, one of those times when the words come together and flow effortlessly into the mind. Thank you for sharing this remarkable poem with me.

 

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and thank you for taking the time to read and reread my work - and mostly for enjoying it! appreciated, rhymeguy. icon_wink.gif

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