What the listening heart deciphers


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Listening Heart

I have a secret, but nothing to hide.
Living by an inner law
that a listening heart deciphers,

I open my ears, my eyes, my heart
flowering and failing in the way that only I can
and finding myself again and again.

I would like to give myself to you, dear friend
but you will soon be gone, like my own form.

So if I give my heart to you,
you must pass it on
to my Eternal Beloved.

And if you fail to hold it,
let it fall to the ground like dry leaves..

And I will ask the Earth herself
to offer it back to the One.


© Yollana Shore 2014



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