Love cannot be turned off like a tap

It pours like today’s nourishing rain

Blows like wind carrying seed

Is stalwart like mountains flesh

Grows like magma pouring into ocean


Yet love can be fragile like delicate bloom

Bruised and torn by torrents of hate

Whipped by harsh winds of neglect

Ripped asunder from tension within

Decimated by eruptions of aggression


Speak often with kindness and love

Flow like rivers grace ever toward ocean

Stir with speech full of gentle caress

Stand strong, proud face to the heavens

Burn with a core of deep passion


Let love stir within for the Beloved

A wellspring nourishing from within

A wind-knot breaking drought on ocean

Express patience like the steadfast earth

Keep love warm with attentive fire


Love cannot be turned off like a tap

With vital attention it flows evermore.


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Still your river mind of rushing noise, let it course around you as steadfast as rooted boulder settled for centuries in rapid flow. Feel the pulse of heart flooding your fleshy form with life; breath inundates your body of cells with air as the water of your blood, enlivened, beats an earthy rhythm. Listen; does the fire of your soul crackle, burn, smolder or rage? Feel these rudiments. Settle into the bones of your body, pour yourself into the elements that endlessly cycle through you. Do you feel the silence yet? Can you hear beyond the hush? Here is where you will find me whispering lullaby, lilting and consoling while the blaze of my soul eagerly hungers for you. Love will kiss your softly closed eye lids and call you home.

Words and image by errant satiety