Transcendence

“How does the ordinary person come to the transcendent? For a start, I would say, study poetry. Learn how to read a poem. You need not have the experience to get the message, or at least some indication of the message. It may come gradually. (92)” 

― Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

When spirit transcends the gossamer veil
My naked soul shows no remorse or shame
I’ll chase black crows in my wandering dreams
When clay and flowers murmur my sacred name

No way to know when the lightness will come
Soaring in a starry sky on diamond moonbeams
When clay and flowers murmur my sacred name
I’ll chase black crows in my wandering dreams

No worries of the past, no dreams of tomorrow
Elusive scent of jasmine sets my heart aflame  
I’ll chase black crows in my wandering dreams
When clay and flowers murmur my sacred name

And once the last sough of breath is released
I’ll float high above in calming turquoise streams
When clay and flowers murmur my sacred name
I’ll chase black crows in my wandering dreams

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Mirrored Refrain

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

14 Comments on “Transcendence

  1. Lovely mirrored refrain. ‘I’ll float high above in calming turquoise streams’ seems to me to reflect perfectly the idea of transcendence.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Uplifting and lovely poem Linda. This is my favorite part:

    No way to know when the lightness will come
    Soaring in a starry sky on diamond moonbeams
    When clay and flowers murmur my sacred name
    I’ll chase black crows in my wandering dreams

    Have a good weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

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