Soul Talk

External spurs goad

Thought steeds towards

Internal sanctuary


Few avow soul is pure

Fraud, a slot machine

A disconnect from reality


Everyday, I stitch mouths of grief

With laughter cross stitches

Planting rows of smiling beds


Undertow of sadness

Is strong but my will tough

Enough to overcome it


Eyes anointed with holy water

Sight of ecstatic prayer flags against

Distant peaks, chiming monastic bells


All exude strange bliss within me

Reinforcing walls of inner sconce

Receptacle for my soul’s lit flame


As my feet hit ground every morning

I am thankful for his continued grace

Even as I long to opt out of life’s rat race




5 Comments for: “Soul Talk”

  1. Bina, noticing just noticing.
    I am concerned, that you are concerned with moving closer to the edge of light. Feelings have me thinking of sad, ill…ness. Your words have a graceful passiveness that seems to evoke movement toward closing chapters. Seems your smile is tightning around the corners. Your last few odes are colored with internal blue.? ?

    Hope you are okay….thinking of you.

    Submitted by Carl Stoynoff on January 24th, 2012 9:04 am
  2. Dear Carl: actually my cup runneth over. Have two beautiful grand-kids, zero wants and am happy to waltz along when ever that happens. Just a sense of being completely fulfilled within a moment, every moment. tx dear friend, warm regard, Bina

    Submitted by Bina Gupta on January 24th, 2012 9:51 am
  3. I’m glad : )

    Submitted by Carl Stoynoff on January 24th, 2012 2:49 pm
  4. This is very emotional. I love it. The way it easily expressed feelings. It reminds me of a few things in life. Therefore I can relate to it. I hope you write more poems. This one is beautiful.

    Submitted by Ashley Bogrove on January 30th, 2012 9:54 am
  5. Dear Ashley: am v. happy that you could relate to this one- if you go to my main page /tags- you can click on spiritual poems and read others. regards, Bina

    Submitted by Bina Gupta on January 30th, 2012 11:13 am

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