Listen to me reading this poem here: A billion fires (right-click to download)
Tonight. A billion fires are burning
Men and women are circling, returning.
The seeds we have planted
All over the earth
Have risen up to make
flowers, fruits and new seeds.
This is the food we blessed ones eat.
We’re gathering together
We are many, in one
We think for ourselves
And knowing ourselves…
Wild and Free.
This Spirit Alive
You can’t break this bright light web
It’s too strong, and too wide.
Eyes that are sparkling and smiling connect
with hands that play music and beat – beat, beat – beat
to the mother rhythm, and the father rhythm
and our deep soul dancing feet.
We’re carving and painting
We’re sitting, meditating
We’re diving, inventing
We’re activating and love-making…
Oh Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
With the light on our face
Every breath we breathe
is another breath for Grace
There’s not an atom or neutron
in this entire universe
that we don’t know is sacred…
So we’re singing up all of it –
the stars and the earth.
You might not have noticed,
but we’ve already changed the world.
Our hearts are alight
with old-new ways re-turning.
More than a billion fires are burning.
© Yollana Shore 2014