05BB6694-037D-4DC0-B107-B8C42B4EC9EA.jpegA mystery larger than the Milky Way
lies at the heart of your secret longing

That stalk born in you from the cup of night
drinks daily from the moist and merry met

Make no argument with dawn,
for it is your own stubborn face
writ with play at any cost

If you turn it all over and find
that you were merely a mirage
on the old coin,
don’t fret

Merely open your heartpockets
to find true wealth

When the great buzz
of the techno sky is Unlearnt
the June moon’s melody laps at your ear-shore

And the low hum of lover earth
begins to seed in you the original song, singing:

Your name is cognate with Mystery
and rhymes with every bloom and crooked flow.

-Ryan Van Lenning

You can get my books RE-MEMBERING: Poems of Earth & Soul, and High-Cooing Through the Seasons: Haiku From the Forest through your local bookstore, on Amazon or Indiebound, Link in bio. My book of mystical poems, Silence Begins Here, and book of love and erotic poetry, Wild Rose Hips, will be out later this year. Follow me @ryanreturntotheearth for ecosensual mythopoetic inspiration and @wildnatureheartfor my heart-centered nature connection & 1-on-1 inner/outer wilderness work.

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