Monday, July 16, 2012

The Labyrinth

This poem is an affirmation of our love and support
for Anne and her excellent health


One foot in front of the other
Experiencing and sharing its beauty
Slowing down
Being in touch with Mother Earth
In great company and energy

The earth beneath my feet
Stirs my inner journey

Prayer is such a simple thing
A gift to send to Anne
She is here
Says the wind

As I train my mind to listen
A little bird cocks its head
At last I notice

Looking up from the path to spy
Rocky curves ahead of me
Throws me into fear of failing
Until I see the path knows

Memorial stones inspire
“Live in the now
It is home”

Moving through circles
My destination being center
This uneven trail like life
I go within
I am present

The Labyrinth clears
Answers are profound
Meaningful and beautiful
Notice the shadows intertwined
Among friends and the setting sun

By Barbara Toboni and the following contributing members of Napa Meditation Circle: Jacqueline Eigen, Donna DeWeerd, Marlene Gerosa, Jackie Fisher, Jean Cullinane, Sharyn Fuller, Vivienne Brandi, and Jessie McDermott  


barb bits said...

An email from Marlene.

Thx Barb!
It's wonderful!
marlene said...

This is a fine tribute and wonderful poem. Patsy

barb bits said...

Thanks, Patsy. It was a good group effort.

donna deweerd said...

A wonderful synthesis of ideas and beautifully lyrical. Thans so much Barb. I am so sorry I missed the gathering of such sweet souls.

I am in touch with all of your energies, my wonderful friends, as I stand by the side of my brother in his fight to live. Please help me with your prayers and thoughts as we make hard decisions about his future.

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This is beautiful and moving and impressively cohesive -- a terrific collaboration.

barb bits said...

Thanks, Donna. My prayers are with you and your family.

barb bits said...

Thanks, Laura, I was surprised at how easily it all came together.

Anonymous said...

great job, very lyrical. loved the pic too. christina

barb bits said...

Thanks, Christina. Glad you enjoyed our team effort and the pic.

Amber Lea Starfire said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely poem, Barb. And I like the shape—reminds me of a candelabra :-)

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barb bits said...

Thanks, Amber. I like the idea of my poem as a table decoration.

barb bits said...

An email note from Anne:

My love & thanks to each & every one of you. I cried my eyes out when I read this beautiful poem filled with all that is positive and strong. I feel your energy, prayers and meditations. It transpports me to a place of great comfort. Hope to see you all soon. Love Anne

Jacquie said...

Barb, what a moving poem both emotionally and in its fluidity. Thank you for putting together all the pieces. You have a gift, girl!

barb bits said...

Thanks, Jacque. I think it was the group effort, all that great energy that made it so easy.