one more day: unremitting faith for the fearless

Paul Klee Moonrise and Sunset
Moonrise and Sunset 1919, Paul Klee

one more day

and when it felt as though love had left the room
there was nowhere to turn but within,
so I fell in love all over again with the essence of god that is me
and there found peace enough for one more day

and when every cupboard was bare,
the only nourishment to be found grew in the lush garden of my soul,
and when I had partaken of the juices of my own heartblossoms
i was carried along by unfolded wings and fed enough for one more day

at those times when my every expression was met with rowdy silence
when disregard welcomed me at every turn
when, with nose pressed up against the windowpane
i observed so many dismissing what i ached for so intently,
i transported myself to a realm where lack cannot exist,
re-established my original relationship with source
and thus exalted by the infinite breath of creation
i continued yet again for one more day

why i was stripped of so much for so long, i know not
except that from nothing i had no choice but to return again and again
to everything that lay beneath the surface and beyond the sky
and thus I tentatively quelled my longing for more
and rendered myself quiveringly content for one more day

and on that one more day
the sun rose as fire in the east,
a rapturously radiant moon kissed me awake from the west
the wind howled and the leaves shook
and grace flourished ‘neath a blanket grey and sodden

i took tea at twelve, napped beyond noon
watched a rabbit take shelter under the ribs of a metal chair
draped myself in a silken weave of angelsong
sought heaven and found laughter in the eyes of a friend
ached for joy everlasting and fondly embraced one kindred spirit

and so touched the exquisite flesh of being human
for one more day

7 thoughts

  1. “and so touched the exquisite flesh of being human
    for one more day”

    I have no words to comment – these words are self-evident of this aching mystery we are living. I thank you for the clear water of spirit that these words carry to my mouth.


  2. Hello Rachel,
    I have stopped by many times, but must apologise for not quite finding the time to leave a comment. Work-wise, this is a very intense time for me, and will continue so until after Christmas.
    As always, your words have been a wonderful affirmation of the adventure that is life. Stay well.


    1. No apology needed, BuddhiHermit. I, too, have been a bit of a cyber-recluse. In the midst of your busy work schedule, be sure to find time to nourish your soul and spirit in the mystical waters.


  3. @ram0ram,
    Your comment fine, divine. Much love…

    I have loved connecting with you and visiting your two sites. Our resonance transcends descriptive words and, for me, seems heavensent. It always brings sweet contentment when another being recognizes the truth of the words that I bring through.

    You, too, feel like soul family to me! Placing words before you is so notably more nurturing and nourishing than placing pearls before…oh well, you know. Your presence is always honored here.


  4. Rachel, you really touch my soul with these words. Again! This is a process, a ‘letting be’, a ‘going within’ that is so familiar. Thank you for placing those words so perfectly before me.


  5. Dear Rachel…as I read your words just now it felt like a coming home to myself…your words are my words and perhaps the words of many all over the Planet. I so feel Source speaking through you today! I thank you for that! I as well blogged about you and your powerful voice, a voice that reaches out to touch the chord of Source energy within all of us.

    Many Blessings…


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