Happy to share that my poem Seachange features on the 41st episode of the Poetry Exchange, read by Prasanna Puwanarajah.
Seachange For LP Perhaps we are riding the moon’s path Along the sea edge Where things are less clear And more alive? My heart as full as the sea Follows the shore line with certainty. For here is a path drawn by desire. A route touched by your darkness, And mine. Moon-struck. Lit up by her generosity, Touched by the light of strangers Together with the old smile of wrinkled mountains And all the living beings multiplying. Something special grows in the emptiness - Not innocence returned - But wholeness, Gold-seamed. this night This Day On which so many doors fall open. Let go! The ocean ever rushes in to fill space revealed With unforced irrepressible energy. We can no more control a life's story Than we can command the animals Or hold back the tides Or ordain the fated meetings of the world. The door only opens at the right time. Instead, receive the gifts of sea-change: Take the moon-lit path along the shore And meet what's fresh returning. At one with Earth's desires Awake to everything that's growing. The mountain smiles. She knows It is more than time alone Heals shattered pieces: It is the gift of other beings. For suffering dissolves into the fullness of night, With the memory that the dark bright night Shines with love. May all have eyes to see, ears to hear, This night - As full as the sea - Beyond sense and naming.