What it calls for is an elegant unraveling—more accurately and stunning
than ever before
sinking into an ambitious silence, robust and cunning.
Do something useful for a change—Listen
so deep and richly
the big ear wants to open through you, remembering all.
Walk your blessed seduction home. Be unfashionable
and tear the fucking ears off the false notes. Shake your feathers and invite the fox and raven.
The oak reaches into you. The waters and tribes are gathering. You won’t get far without them.
Sing hawk-woman unto you. Chant old man bear and sister dawn unto you. Drum your skeletal fragments until they dance.
That old place in you beckons. Unfold it into your bones.
Pay the tuition for your truth—with the currency of your heart barter for the next bold season
that says, I love you, may your chthonic iconic soul claim you like a throne.
-Ryan Van Lenning
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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 or on Amazon or Indiebound. My book of mystical poems, Silence Begins Here, and book of love and erotic poems, Wild Rose Hips, will be out later this year. Follow me and @wildnatureheart for my heart-centered nature connection & inner/outer wilderness work.