The Swan Song

She glides over water
Adorned with white feathers
she floats by the grace of her heart
In the shimmering mirror
of the rippling water surface
she looks for the image
of her other half
She sings her song and longs
for its echo

Then one day
her white equal alights
from the heights of her dreams
She recognizes her counter part
And they court for life,
mate for the heavens
As their curved necks entwine
elegantly in a heart
The mirror and its image are one
And in a duet of
sacred partnership
They perform their love
in A minor

Until the day
the heavens open
A choir of angels appears
and shows them the way
And full of devotion
the couple performs
their earthly final;
the most beautiful swan song

©RoseGirl2018

The Tale Of The Rising Star

Once there was a tiny little star
That hid itself in the dark sky
And made itself invisible
As it was afraid of its own light

The other stars asked:
Why are you preventing us
from seeing your treasure
How can you truly appreciate
the diamonds we are
If you are withholding
your own full shine?

Your light will help us to shine brighter
Together we’ll connect
the dots in this painting of life
And we’ll hold our place
in divine order
Illuminate the sky
As it was written in the stars

When the tiny little star
heard the words
of its sisters and brothers
And of its purpose to shine
It decided to take heaven’s stage

When the earthlings saw
the rising star above
They applauded
They named it the Pole star
And let it guide their ways

©RoseGirl2018

Arcadia

Let me tell you
about Arcadia
A landscape as wide
as the eye
can reach
With clear blue skies
as high as the mind
can think
The land where
wild roses grow
Their hearts
always open
Fields of red, yellow
purple and green

Will you come to me
here in Arcadia
This space in between
Where veils to
other worlds are thin
And dreams are realer than real
Where words and sounds
are being created
Where songs originated
and poems spring
from within
And where everything
is just as perfect
as it may seem

Will you stay with me
here in Arcadia
As king and queen
in this palace
on fertile ground
This source of creation
Where life awakens
To eyes that truly
wish to see

©RoseGirl2018

Ocean Of Peace 

I float in my own ocean
An endless space
of peace
and love
Carried by the waves
Water that is deep
and calm
And I am filled with grace

Though then the thoughts arise:
‘What if the storm is real
and this is just a dream’
‘What if dark clouds will push the sun away’
‘What if the waters will be rough again
And I will sink in deep’

My fears arise and make
Ripples in the water
On the surface
Of my ocean

Then I hear
a voice from within:
‘It is up to you
Do you let the sharks come in
Do you make
them appear
or disappear’
I choose.

I fall back in my own ocean
This endless space
of peace
and love
Carried by the waves
Water that is deep
and calm
And no sharks any near

©RoseGirl2017

The Other Side Of The Shore

And I walked
along the coastline
Dreamt of
the other side
of the shore
Drew a heart
in the sand
Then the waves
took the heart
away

Now the sand
is just the sand
Though the ocean
holds the treasure
of the land
And takes it
all the way
to the other side
of the shore
That’s
where my heart is

©RoseGirl2017

Cup Of Love 

I am on the other side of the river bank
And I hold my cup of love
up high
Precious nectar of the heart
that flows
Shimmering divine
I’d like to offer it to you
But I came from far
and I’m so tired and thirsty
now
So let me drink it first
Then please choose
If you’d like to drink
from this sacred cup of mine
If your heart is open
to receive
‘Cause this cup of deepest love
is for the braves
Who are willing to lose
everything they once believed in
And maybe
You too would like to share
your cup with me
And unblind me
with your truth
We only have a bridge to cross
So let us meet halfway
Let us be drunk by love
Drunk by our truth

©RoseGirl2017

Catwoman

There is a new cat in my garden. I don’t know where she comes from or to whom she belongs.

When I hung the laundry out on the line, she watched me from underneath the raspberry bush.
Later on I had a coffee in the garden and then we watched each other and I wondered: Who is observing whom?

I am a catwoman.

I wander through this world,

Look and observe,

Make myself invisible yet present.

I can lay me down somewhere

But can leave any minute.

I can be anywhere

and nowhere.

I heard the bees zooming around the roses, heard the sound of pigeons. A blue sky with white clouds passing by.
Me, the cat, the surrounding: it was peaceful and in harmony. We both had our own spot, our own space, kept and honoured the distance between us, yet very aware of each other’s presence.

Till the cat got tired of watching catwoman. And then she just slowly raised herself, turned around and showed me her butt.

©RoseGirl2017

Inspiration

She is still with me: Inspiration. She gently breathes the words into me. This white angel, does she come from heaven or from hell?
And now she even keeps me out of my sleep.

I ask her to leave, I don’t want her near me here. I tell her to go bother someone else.
This heart drown in pain doesn’t want to swim to the surface no more.
But she is still there, she smiles and invites me into her space.

I put my hands over my ears.
I don’t want to hear the words she blows to me.
I close my eyes.
I don’t want to see her flowing source of light.
I cover my heart.
I don’t want to feel how her touch has opened it.
But even then she is still there.

I tell her I can’t do it. I can’t do what she asks of me.
But she only smiles and then slowly whispers in my ear:

Write… just write

©RoseGirl2017