Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Enough (Gratitude Poem #15)

If you are lucky enough to visit Christy's home you will see hearts everywhere. Photographed collected. Naturally occurring hearts. If you are lucky enough to know Christy you will learn that love is naturally occurring and can be supported and grown and found an cherished. I am proud to be in community with Christy and to have learned so much about love from her graceful example!!!!!

And if you happen to find a heart, carved in a tree, written in sand, in the shape of a leaf....take a picture and send it over. And if you happen to have the ability to send over a donation for my dream trip to follow my heart home to St. Croix into the zone of Audre Lorde rememory and the hospitality of Gloria Joseph join the chip in here: http://alexispauline.chipin.com/praise-the-lorde-st-croix-dream-trip

Everyone who donates will get their very own love poem based on one of the poems in Audre Lorde's "Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance."





For Christy Tronnier

After Audre Lorde’s “Oshun’s Table”

if you go deep enough

and don’t rush

the river floor

is tiled with heart shaped rocks

high enough

stars curve in and meet

wide enough

fruit transforms

seed cradle overlap

herb garden reach out

rice round ripe

patterns left from rain

moon winks

butter melts

toast opens

out the corner of your eye

everything knows your face


the proper name

of the spontaneously chosen people

trustworthy brave

fed by your vigil

assembling every bite into ritual

every room into sanctuary

everyday into altar

and you do go





for all

of us.

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