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circles of love

I create my first circle at 4:37a

Standing in the silence

shadows and light reflected

allowing the deepest internal work

of unknowing to gestate

seeds, yet to crack,

words, yet to come,

deep calling to deep

the greatest spiritual mystery

there is no explanation

for when, or how,

the Phoenix rises triumphant

after waiting in the cold dark

for so long seemingly dead

not yet ready

or knowing how to bloom

into the colors of new dreams

with roots spreading as maps

across the pages of unwritten future

I am letting go of all my clinging

dead flowers thrown away

I am opening a fresh book of paper

erasing the old black ink staining my fingers

No longer needing to cling to what didn’t work

ready to be reminded

this is a new day full of beauty

creation is ever changing to meet me in this very moment

everything is coming into balance

I am satisfied with what is

right in this moment

I am eager for more than I could ever imagine

in the ones upcoming

the sun is faithfully coming up

as I return to my bed to sleep


Amy Lloyd

You have traveled too fast over false ground;

Now your soul has come, to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up

To all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain

When it falls slow and free.

Imitate the habit of twilight,

Taking time to open the well of color

That fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of stone

Until its calmness can claim you.

⁃ John O’Donohue

in the world between worlds

where the shimmering abstract

holds all the secrets within us

words are absent

no scripture exists

there are no definitions

as there is no need for such things

in our eternal knowing

we are ever-being known

the mystic colors of God fill us

unseeable in this earthly realms obscured vision

they hold us there

where we don’t need to be understood

or understand anything

we are simply

all we could ever hope to be

we are the lover and the beloved

eternal love

eternally loved


You in I

I in you


Kneel there in silence as long as you can

Then, when you feel that you cannot take the glory one more moment…

Hold yourself there in that place

for one more heartbeat…


Amy Lloyd

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