If you have read some of my previous work, you will know that while I consider myself a spiritual person, I do not consider myself a religious person and am not so sure I believe in a God. I have read, studied, discussed and continue my "search for God." The first breakthrough was when I realized that there could be a "spiritual god", up until then only thinking in terms of a "religious god." But that is a different story. Meanwhile I would like to share a number of "Love Poems from God" edited by Daniel Ladinsky 2002.Only a few of the poems spoke to me and I continue to contemplate them and document them here for you as well as for my future study.
Mira (1498-1550) is the4 most renowned woman poet saint of INdia and her songs are sung by Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs alike.
I Write of That Journey
I remember how my mother would hold me.
I would look up at her sometimes and see her weep.
I understand now what was happening.
Love so strong a force
it broke the
and she disappeared from everything
for a blessed
All actions have evolved
from the taste of flight;
the hope of freedom
moves our cells
Unable to live on the earth, Mira ventured out alone in the sky,
I write of that journey
of becoming, as
Don't forget love;
it will bring all the madness you need
to unfurl yourself across