Facing East

 

 

 

ah na ne ah ne 

ah na ne ah ne

ah na ne ah ne

ah na ~~~ ha ha ha

 

 

Perhaps not what comes to mind

when I say “facing east”

but I am facing east as I write

 

I’ve returned to facing east this morning,

within my small abode, mi casita,

within the place my body rests at night

 

There are three windows facing me,

facing east ~ even from the north

window I also look east

 

There is an unbroken line formed

by ridges, ancient rock, many footsteps,

& raven calls over ages & millennia

 

We can think we know of these,

of these ages, of these open wings,

of these breathing hearts

 

The call of the dove filters in

with the early morning sun fall

certain things are lit just so in the morning light

 

For me, facing east is just so,

taking in a perspective not quite my own,

but one offering nuances now welcomed wholeheartedly

 

And for as much as it is worth, I am in my own retrograde it seems

I find the inner landscape (here) filled with my own footprints

once traveled and laid by me to see (now) from this vantage

 

The gentling calls of the magpie to her mate

or her young & sometimes to me

soften these inner reaches

 

qua lia mia mo, qua ta te ah mo

qua lia mia mo, qua ta te ah mo

 

And now hummingbird joins, her wings one of the most

exquisite percussions that sounds, like a long awaited remedy,

breaking up the tightness of the heart, my heart

 

I say, “I have returned, my friends!”, facing east.

“While tending to the southern fires, I did miss you!”

And we rejoin now bringing calming & homecoming within.

 

If you have never tried or tested out

the malleability of time and timelines,

I heartily recommend it so. Move within.

 

This morning, before waking or parting the curtains to welcome the day,

I washed my earlier self, the one with certain struggles & bumps in her road, with a vibrant mix

~ the perfect spectrum of light and tonal vibration to let her know I am with her all the way.

 

Don’t take my word for it, you too can meet your own selves,

those that now seem long forgotten or destitute in that timeline of Ago.

For we each have such perfection of unique remedy and resolve,

 

Some of which we can share. And some of which is so precise

and unique to each one of us that it may be for us alone

to steep in, to take in, to sing openly.

 

[ sing to this moment now ]

 

This morning, before waking or parting curtains to welcome the day,

I washed my self, the one with certain struggles & bumps in the road,

with a vibrant mix: the perfect spectrum of light & tonal vibration

 

Letting myself know ~  I am with you all the way.

I am with you all the way ~ facing east.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Facing East

  1. John Sandeen

    This poem essay is very imaginative and a beautiful call to see life as a positive path ahead. I hope that many people respond to your blog. Your writing is a great combination of native feelings and nature speaking.

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    1. janicesandeen Post author

      I would love to repeat this words of yours, as they are so evocative: “… a beautiful call to see life as a positive path ahead.” Thank you for being open in all the ways you are to feel that while reading this poem and then also expressing it here! It means so much! Thank you, Dad! And I love the part, too, where you see my writing as both “native feelings and nature speaking.” I cherish your comment. ❤

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  2. susan helms

    I am with you all the way!

    Janice your words are magical, spoken with musical notes coming from your mouth. I hope to someday be able to know myself as deeply and express this knowing with splashes of life and color and sound

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  3. janicesandeen Post author

    Love how that line rings like a mantra in your comment and I sense in YOU! ❤ Thank you, as always, for taking the time to share your heart and the opening/feeling that comes from you taking in these poems as your own. WE do share that one heart! Your words, too, are magical and musically alive!

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