[this is an impromptu poem i wrote during a service on creativity at all souls unitarian universalist church in tulsa, ok. i wrote the piece during that service, interspersing words and images therein, and then read the finished piece as the closing remarks. i hope you enjoy reading it as much as i enjoyed writing it!]
…and here is our standing
to come and play –
sleep has released us from its embrace
we have rolled lazily, groggily,
inventively into this day
spoons clink in coffee cups,
saxophones trade notes
with piano keys,
babies cry, dogs bark in the distance,
earth-breath of wind tickles the leaves.
we are part of the improvisational
symphony of living-
we paint it:
in ketchup on dinner plates,
in doodles in meeting agendas,
in finger traces across a lover’s cheek.
“the most elemental and in most
aspects of our being…”
connect us like a great
guitar string of consciousness
one to another, one in another,
we share in melodies of deep silence
and raucous laughter.
we dance it:
walking down the street,
stumbling tiredly into the supermarket,
hugging our loved ones.
if only we could see ourselves
in each moment
weaving and whittling new worlds
from the organic matter
of our oneness.
what color is your courage?
how will you choreograph
the dance of your
every single day?
build a fire in the form of memory
and let it guide us to new truths.
this is the day we’ve been given,
and the invitation is infinite.
you are never early or late,
the time is always now.
come and play.