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Heart Left Open

Collected Poems, 2004 - 2008

ByBirrell Walsh

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<br /><br />YOU CAN <i>HEAR</i> SEVERAL OF THESE POEMS AT http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2217241E5367EB2A <br /><br /> <b><i><em><b>FOLDING</b></em><br /> <br /> In my evening<br /> I am folding a package<br /> of palm leaves<br /> <br /> so that in your morning<br /> you can unfold them<br /> and find the sun <br /> <br /><br /> <em>MOVING HANDS ABOVE SOMEONE BELOVED</em><br /> <br /> It is a craft<br /> we learned in that school:<br /> moving hands above someone beloved<br /> feeling the energy rise from them<br /> and (instead of letting it gather,<br /> to become either desire or movement)<br /> spreading it softly<br /> through the body-aura<br /> as combing hair<br /> spreads the oil of the skin<br /> to all of the long strands.<br /> <br /> Done right it lets the recipient<br /> sleep, but sleep<br /> refilled, untangled,<br /> and wake alive and glad -<br /> so they taught us in that school<br /> where we learned this craft.<br /><i></i></i></b> Birrell Walsh's later books of poetry and his novels are available via his website, btwreviews.com

Details

Publication Date
Apr 6, 2009
Language
English
ISBN
9781716039829
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Birrell Walsh

Specifications

Pages
693
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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