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You Are Part Of It

December 10th, 2014

stag at sunrise








Beyond the cackling of the birds
and all the fighting, and all the noise-
What else is there?

The oak tree’s heart, which says:
Glory is. Wholeness is.
And unavoidably, my dear, you are part of it.

Problemlessness. I know – you couldn’t hear it before,
but I’m asking you now – to go inside the oak,
and wait-

till your heart is wrenched by its love
and you see no need for language

till your hands are cupped receiving
and everything comes to you baked in lovesilence

There is no name for what enters you then.
Everything is a red sun rising
and everywhere an infinite grace before you

Then there is no name for what you become-
like love, like the mountain.”

~Tara Sophia Mohr from Your Other Names: Poems by Tara Sophia Mohr

9 Responses to “You Are Part Of It”

  1. Gosh what a great use of language, I love the idea of “baked in lovesilence”, it is certainly a beautiful peom. Thanks for posting it.

  2. thank you for posting this. The arrangement of words and sounds puts me into a mystical dimension.
    I feel there is great truth and promise, individually for each being reading…feeling…’..see no need for language’..lovely

  3. Thank you so much for posting that. A wonderful way to start my day and I’ll sit with it tonight….

  4. Echos another poet I read this week, who just published her first collection. In “Vever” she starts with “All that I have is some oak” and then falls into all of the symbols and symbolism and systems-based stuff that we make out to be everything when, in fact, all that we really have is some oak – a living system. May the echo continue!!!!

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