Poems to Heaven, Earth and Humanity in Harmony

THE SKY MASTER

I love the sky at this time.
I call it am disappearing.
The sky, like a river, one.
The sea a body of a shadow’s run.
Clouds ride the pink of sun.
And my heart all gladly in it.

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THE HARP

At summer’s edge,
By the sands of the Kinneret,
I found a stream of sun-lit rock
And saw myself becoming history
With her movements, richly playing
Like a harp to a fine cup of pebbles
Traveling the lines of my hands.
Crystal-clear under water, I ran
The fine stones through my fingers,
As another atom of loosened grain
Sparked to each new pull of strand.
Watching this evolution surface,
I touched the soft erosion of the waves
Breathing the morning sands.
Back and forth, the shore hugged me
Like the cradle of a well-worn love
Until quieted, one spark,
Shimmering, stayed
Just as the Kinneret kissed my arm.

THE STRIVER

What was the colour
​ of my soul?
​I lost my breathing
​ in the dark.
In the morning rise,
​she spoke.
And I disappeared,
again.

THE RISE

​I love the morning
​sky rising from night
​when it all goes flat
​and sea and cloud
​become the instances of one idea.
​Or, such is life’s stream, I think,
​while day
​and dream is how far
​one must go to connect
​all seamless parts.

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The Harp has been previously published as “The Kinneret”
in the Passover Literary Edition of The Canadian Jewish News.

Photography by Marina Mashaal

Showing 7 comments
  • Roz
    Reply

    Beautiful poems, beautiful pictures!

  • Summer Hammond
    Reply

    Love poems to earth.

    “And saw myself becoming history
    With her movements, richly playing
    Like a harp to a fine cup of pebbles
    Traveling the lines of my hands.”

    Such beauty!

  • Annalie Shahin
    Reply

    Thank you for sharing, M!

  • myheartspeak
    Reply

    Rebeccca: Wow amazing pics loved all of them very moving !!! Touching poetry.
    Kol Hakavod. May you continue this amazing journey!!!

  • myheartspeak
    Reply

    Thanks so much, Kind Readers,
    for your thoughtful and joyful reflection
    with my heartspeak.
    Bless yours.

  • Susan
    Reply

    Wow, Marina, your pictures and poems are inspiring! Thanks for taking the time to share your art with us!

    • myheartspeak
      Reply

      How wow-wee nice! I thank you, Susan, for your enthusiastic joy and your kind heartspace, too!

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