Bloom

Bloom


“here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)” – e.e. cummings

I carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
said the Spirit of God about you

You are the seed of the seed
And the root of the root
and the bloom of the bloom
Of God’s own creative mind

Conceived by Holy Spirit
She learned you like new language
She spoke in tongues of you
She sang you like a love song
Like a favorite melody
Like a grace note
She improvised you like gypsy jazz
She called you into being
She animated you with the breath of life
which beats inside your breast

You are the seed of the seed
And the root of the root
and the bloom of the bloom
Of God’s own mind’s eye

On the 6th day of creation
She plucked you from a rib
And called you “helper”
Then she whispered in your ear
that helper is also one of many names for God
She hovered over you
As God hovering over the waters

You are the seed of the seed
And the root of the root
and the bloom of the bloom
Of God’s own mind’s eye

She broke the heavenly pocket watch
And stretched out the hands of time
So she could hold you for one moment
in her eternal gaze
taking in her creative genius
As a chorus of angels declared
You are good, you are good
You are so very good
Before she released you
Into the arms of a waiting world

You are the seed of the seed
And the root of the root
and the bloom of the bloom
Of God’s own mind’s eye

She doted on you
Like a babe in arms
whispering stories of who you
would one day be
And then offering you as a gift
to a world pregnant with its own possibilities

You are the seed of the seed
And the root of the root
and the bloom of the bloom
Of God’s own mind’s eye

Every now and then
You’ll catch a vanishing trace
a fleeting glimpse of the holy divine
as she coyly drops her calling card
like a hint, like a whisper, like a breeze
tickling your ears with this essential truth
That you are made of stardust

2 thoughts on “Bloom

  1. blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } This….gives….me….chills. The voice is so loving and knowing and pure and affirming and inspiring and hopeful. As a gay women married to a gay man for decades, (oh, that was not the idea, the understanding, nor the direction long ago) I am increasingly finding meaning at the intersection of spirituality, art, and humanness..(as I define that, all aspects of human connection…). You knit those things together beautifully, and in ways that speak  to me. 

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