From the Small Beginning

IMG_5711It was yesterday
that I retrieved my soul at last,
moved by the placid persuasion of a psalm
reminding me of my rootedness
in the archives of heaven

In earlier times
life lay ahead, a rhythm of reciting tones,
a paced chant before all that somber news
and facing facts and the quiet homely work
of peacemaking for your sake

But this morning
I awoke a fading mendicant nun,
reading my own rich requiem Mass,
a celebration of my heart’s trove
and your constant love

Another heartbeat or two
and I’m a whisper in your ear,
just an old story of someone who birthed you
now melting into the great Forever,
leaving only our hallowed cord

From the beginning, Son
your spirit was our most profound joy,
a fresh poem finely etched in old gold,
holding fast to beauty and grace,
faithful to your own gentle spirit

Listen now, Son, to the voice in the wind.
........Listen, Son –
How love whooshes and swirls, encircles and fills,
echoing from the small Beginning ….
into the great Forever

© poem 2013, photograph 2015, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved

Volume 1, Issue 5 of
The BeZine, a publication of Bequine Again and The Bardo Group,
will post on Sunday, March 15
The theme is "Renewal."
Meanwhile, please visit the site and enjoy Issue 4


  1. Pat said on March 11, 2015
    So beautifully written, Jamie, from where you are in life.
    1. Jamie Dedes said on March 11, 2015
      I'm glad you think so, Pat. Thanks for the read and comment.
  2. Naomi Baltuck said on March 11, 2015
    So beautiful, Jamie. It brought tears to my eyes.
    1. Jamie Dedes said on March 11, 2015
      Well, the mother in you, Naomi, and I know how devoted you are. Such a good mother. Such beautiful children.
      1. Naomi Baltuck said on March 11, 2015
        I could relate to every word you wrote, Jamie, but could never in a million years have said it so well. I guess that's what we depend upon our poets for.
  3. Curious to the Max said on March 11, 2015
    "Another heartbeat or two and I’m a whisper in your ear" beautiful!
    1. Jamie Dedes said on March 11, 2015
      Thank you, Judith. Many blessings today and always, Jamie

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