Whenever you embark upon a creative endeavor, it always includes a spiritual aspect. You can never tell where roads will take you, until you make the journey. One of the most beautiful and meaningful facets of human emotion and intellect is inspiration. It is the main driving force for all positive expression and the wellspring of energy and vision. If you ever find yourself at a low spot, dig yourself out and when you are ready, look for that inspiration to move forward.
When I began to formulate my initiative for writing again, I came across this beautiful soul named Marie Taylor, whose artistry and understanding, vision and beauty, became my inspiration to once again find purpose in life. I highly encourage you to explore her website; her art has style and vision far beyond what I can put into words. Thank you, Marie, for sharing yourself with us.
So, in beginning my latest commitment to reach people again, to give hope in this challenging and often frightening world, here is a magnificent and beautiful poem written by Marie, with so much love and understanding, I was compelled to share it with you. I know you will enjoy it.
Say Not Wait
by Marie Taylor
What is life but the splinters
of golden moments drilled and strung
and mounted in a net woven
by old women sitting in high clouds
chanting forgotten songs to dead heroes.
What is love but a white knight
who goes to distant lands in search
of the fair Elaine who carries the cup
whose lips Christ touched
one starry night before the blood came.
What is desire that we should say
‘wait’ or ‘I can not’ or ‘I am not ready’
because when we do, love slips away
into the forests of time leaving not
a trail for birds to follow anywhere.
So how can we say ‘no’ or ‘stop’
or ‘wait’ to the river that flows on
without ceasing. But reaching up,
let us grab the back of a fin and
slide beneath the waves and taste eternity.