This Balance –between your love,
And my love
Rocks of ages, still, serene, telling me
We are light—we are feathers
Suspended in our will, as one,
Just in perfect balance
You and Me!
Beneath the open reverence of the sky,
Singing Illusion to our Harmony,
I Embrace you
Delicate transition of all my perplexity,
Listening to the Balance
You Imbue in me.
I hear you in the waves against the rocks
and in the wails of the gulls–
I feel your touch
in the silence of the rocks—quiet and sentinel
I hear you now, and I have heard you before
and I will hear you always, in these waves,
calling me, telling me–
I am yours.
This poem was written in collaboration with Zakiah Ali, a grandmother, a mother, a lover, and a retired physician, who lives in a small Illinois town, right on the River Mississippi. She was born in India, and moved to this beautiful country in the mid sixties with her husband to whom she has been married for 49 years! Zakiah contacted me via my Write With Me page to suggest a collaboration and I was delighted to join her in writing this brief, yet lovely tribute to the ocean, nature and the calming effect it has on our spirits. (Her parts of the poem are in italics)
Beautiful Photograph found at Alphacoders.com. Credit Gratefully Acknowledged to the Original Photographer. Thank You~