with the River by
One with the River
Poem by Guthema Roba
The river that snores
The river that moans. The river that roars
Every sound of its roar is my breath.
Its rise and its fall is a sign of life
In the depth of my bone
It is the color of my curiosity.
My courage and my cowardice.
Every bit of its flow is my hope, my strength
Tears of my bliss, whisper of my love.
of creativity. My singing age.
Every part of its rise
And every minute of its silence
Is my song thats not sang yet.
My denied freedom, my hushed liberty.
speechless stone is my deep sleep.
Their every twinkle, their every stare,
Their every frown, their every smile
Their every caress is my wakefullness.
Their divine warmth is my longing for newness.
Im one with the woods
Every single wood is the renewal of my physical body
The song of the beasts in the wood is my heartbeat,
The shade of every single tree is my serenity
Im one with a meadow, with the moors
Every single blade of leaves is my flesh under my skin
Every single grass is my blood cell.
The flowers in the grass are laugher and sorrow in my heart.
Every road that crosses the meadow
Is part of me that sings with light.
presence. The awareness of the Now
His bellowing bulls, his bleating sheep
His frolicking horses and kicking mules
Are the age of innocence.
The cord between a cow and the calf
And the milk in between is immortal tenderness
Of my mother.
The serene thatched, lonely houses
Are my purple moments
when I meet the formless, the ageless. The nameless
Im one with the winds.
Every sound of its whistle
Is the poem I am composing.
Every groan of its might is
The message in this poem
And every sigh of its fury is my suppressed feelings.
Im one with the earth.
Her hills and her gorges are my silent tongue.
Every speck of her dust is my beautiful death
My buried intensities. My spent hours, my evenings.
Light enters me through your smile
And it departs from me though your sobs
And it returns to me again through your silence
Through everyone of you,
I learn how to live
And through everyone of you