Nature of Angels – James Mahu @ WingMakers

Engel by Escume @ DeviantArt

~*~

Nature of Angels
Midnight in the desert and all is well.
I told myself so and so it is,
or it is not,
I havenโ€™t quite decided yet.
Never mind the coyotesโ€™ howl or
the shrinking light.

.

Holiness claims my tired eyes
as I return the stare of stars.
They seem restless, but maybe theyโ€™re
just ink blots and Iโ€™m the one
whoโ€™s really restless.
There is something here that repeals me.
In its abundance I am absent.
So I shouted at the desert spirits,
tell me your secrets
or I will tell you my sorrows.
.
The spirits lined up quickly then.
Wings fluttering.
Hearts astir.
I heard many voices become one
and it spoke to the leafless sky
as a tenet to earth.
.
We hold no secrets.
We are simply windows to your future.
Which is now and which is then
is the question we answer.
But you ask the question.
If there is a secret we hold
it is nothing emboldened by words
or we would commonly speak.
.
I turned to the voice,
what wisdom is there in that?
If words canโ€™t express your secret wisdom,
then I am deaf and you are mute and we are blind.
At least I can speak my sorrows.
Again the wings fluttered
and the voices stirred
hoping the sorrow would not spill
like blood upon the desert.
.
But there were no more sounds
save the coyote and the owl.
And then a strange resolution suffused my sight.
I felt a presence like an enormous angel
carved of stone was placed behind me.
I couldnโ€™t turn for fear its loss would spill my sorrow.
But the swelling presence was too powerful to ignore
so I turned around to confront it,
and there stood a trickster coyote
looking at me with glass eyes
painting my fire, sniffing my fear,
and drawing my sorrow away in intimacy.
And I understood the nature of angels.

Nature of Angelsย 

CHAMBER POETRY 20

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James Mahuโ€”the visionary creator behind the WingMakers, Event Temples, SpiritState, and Lyricus websites, books, booklets, music, art, poetry and metaphysical papers.
https://www.wingmakers.com/
~*~

Engel by Escume @ DeviantArt

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