Deep Bloom

Deep Bloom Cover DesignStay tuned for the release of my book, Deep Bloom, a collection of original poetry that intimately narrates my personal, spiritual journey. It has been said that deep self-revelation descends through the personal into a transcendent universal. Over the years I’ve been told that this is what my poetry does. Even though I have written about my experience, I have heard more than once, “How did you know that about me?”

Below is the title piece on the desire for passionate aging. May it cause you to downshift into a gentle, unhurried tempo, to ease into a sweetly contemplative space, and to release a great sigh!

 

DEEP BLOOM

Can I withstand this deep bloom?
The coming loose, the wearing down,
the dogged burrow, up
through gravity’s superior negation, up
through entropy’s seductive ennui, up
past all the knee-jerk creature conditioning
of fight/flight,
to pulsate the supernatural yes
arching ageless in my core?

Can I passionately, wholeheartedly
wane?

I want to! I want to live
right through to the end in full frontal engagement,
awake to everything.
I missed so much of the rise…
let me taste every bite of the fall,
suck up each breath, sit raw in the light.
I want to be kind.
I want to hold my focus, shout out to the ebbing,
“You’re beautiful! You’re the moon at sunrise.”

For it takes a certain eye,
a stubborn, subversive eye,
to see through skin and bone and time
to the heart of the heart of the heart,
where rosebuds burst,
and oceans spill over,
and life gushes effervescent,
eternal.

© 2004 Angela Hite. All Rights Reserved.

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