Saturday, August 22, 2009

i bequeath my soul...

I bequeath my soul
To seas and shores
Where once whispered
I love you's!
were met with I love you too's!
On winds now hollowed
with distant and melancholy memories

I bequeath my soul
To rains
To shadows
To trees swaying in the breeze

I bequeath my soul
To rapids fast and furious
To mountain streams
To desert lands

I bequeath my soul
To music that speaks to your soul
and reminds you, of me and my love for you.

I bequeath my soul
To your children
and know that I have seen them
and they are beautiful.

I bequeath my soul
To sunsets
To sunrises
To everything in between

I bequeath my soul
To all good and right
rituals near and far

I bequeath my soul
To journeys not yet taken

and as I look out beyond this veil

I bequeath my soul

To you…

© 2009

image source: Cello_Emmanuelle_by_roninsps

*in memory of my Mother; my Angel, whose wings took flight through the Veil, 38 years ago today.
somehow, it felt right to write this from what might be, her perspective.
...and to all of those beautiful souls who journey home and yet somehow leave behind
fragments of their soul, and their love that we will always treasure.


Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I feel deeply touched by this. It is exquisite. It needs no comment to affirm it. It stands alone - as all true beauty does. Thank you.

Karen said...

Calli, I think this is the most beautiful expression of continuation I've read. I know your mother would be proud of you and YOUR beautiful soul. I believe we do go on, and you have expressed it so wonderfully. Hugs to you on this day.

Dulce said...

Your love giving,your love feeling. Yes, your angels are there- or part of them,say >Your Mother...(for sure) and all the others to give you such inspiration.
How nice to feel so. Dear Calli,
Thank you for such delightful post :)

Rainbow dreams said...

So gorgeous, left me breathless as I read it...

you are such a beautiful soul Calli
with love and thoughts,

Laura said...

absolutely beautiful Calli. What a wonderful tribute. You have a luminous shines forth in all that you create. love and light my sos...: )

Catvibe said...

Perfect sis, your poetry is always so honest and pure, but this one is like a song out of the quiet night.

Cynthia said...

Calli, your poem I bequeath my
soul is romantic and also very
life-affirming. You're at one
and honoring Mother Nature and
the beauty within the world.
You're submission to all the
blessing and to revealing yourself
to your lover is beautiful.
I am reminded of W.W. Leaves of
Grass {hope I didn't botch the
title} Your soul Calli is very
beautiful and very sweet.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother. I think she is touched and proud.
I also have to say that you find the most wonderful images to add to your posts.

wylde otse said...

...and a naked soul comes back running, with winged feet, through meadows of flowers...

Chuck Dilmore said...

beautiful, Calli.

i loved reading
and then realizing
that it was from your Mom's perspective.

she missed so much beauty,
but yes - bequeathed so much.
(that is evidenced by her daughter, grandchildren!)

she knows. she loves. she guides.
and in ways that we cannot imagine.

peace, my friend~

Calli said...

To all of my beautiful friends: these are some of the most precious comments I've ever received. You are all incredible people and each & every one of you, has a beautiful soul to prove it!

again, thank you for your deeply touching words and hugs...

incredible blessings~xo