Sunday, June 06, 2010

The cardinal

The holy spirit appeared to me
in the form of a cardinal
perched on the windowsill
above my sink
His brilliant Pentecost red
filled my restless head
with sacred morning memories
of lying next to you
And the cardinal
plucked my heart
from its sleeve
before he rose to leave
Will he carry it over
the hill plains
to your kitchen window?
He won't need a map to find you
You draw the song lines
the multicolored labyrinth
that always unfolds unfolds
like the heart of the lotus
and dreams of the rose


Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a beautiful poem. I'll be thinking of the Holy Spirit in its Pentecostal red all day.

Christina said...

Nice illustration, very orignial...

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