I Will Dare!

If I reach down
deep enough,
I can still find You
singing in me.
If I wander
far enough
from the safe harbor
of my misery…

Not a spirit who falls upon,
but rises up within~
and I can’t help but wonder where You’ve been.

Were You waiting
in the wings
while clouds were
gathering over me?
Did you tend to
other things
when the tattered shrouds
were clothing me?

For I’ve been waiting far too long
to dance with You again.
So sing Your song,
and let fair Spring begin.

Fierce Muse and Gentle Lady,
come make a home in me.
Tend the fires of my heart,
set my colors free.
Fierce Muse and Gentle Lady,
cloaked in Your mantle blue,
pour Your ales, tell Your tales…
with joy I welcome You!

If I reach down
deep enough,
I feel the flame
still burning in me.
If I turn my gaze,
with love,
toward the gifts of earth,
and sky, and sea…

And cast upon the waters wild,
those words which kill my soul;
release them as
the foamy billows roll.

As I stand upon
this shore,
inhaling the winds
of Life and Love,
I can sense You
in my core;
the Light Within
kissing Light Above.

And I know that I am grounded,
deep in dark, damp poetry;
healing as You are ever
forming me.

Fierce Muse and Gentle Lady,
come make a home in me.
Tend the fires of my heart,
set my colors free.
Fierce Muse and Gentle Lady,
cloaked in Your mantle blue,
pour Your ales, tell Your tales…
with joy I welcome You!

Fierce Muse and Gentle Lady,
You have made a home in me.
Throw a céilí in my soul,
set my spirit free.
Fierce Muse and Gentle Lady,
Spring flowers in Your hair,
I’ll drink Your ales,
and tell my tales…
and LIVE, yes!
I will dare!

~Cheryl Anne
a song of soul and spring
image: Brigid, by Warwick Goble

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