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Dreaming the gardener

How the pain
A few have asked.

How the pain.
I cannot map it. There is
Terrain; there is a blank
Landscape. I can see
A woman, blind or blinded, still
Feels her way, in touch
With her lostness, but this one,
It is not even land.
It has no ground.

The doctor's vocabulary turns deadly
Militaristic: "invasion, destroy, rebels:
Massacre, counterattack, fight."

Enough. This is no mere insurgency
I refuse to go to war.

But to you who have asked
How the healing, I tell you this dream:
There is a garden sprung imperfect
By the weed's exuberance of flowers.
The garden shivers in this fog of earthbound clouds.
There is this gardener abundant of will. Quietly, she tends
Bougainvilleas, roses, a firetree by the gate,
Willing well the weeds, the flowers,
The firetree, herself.

I am the dream's woman. Her garden,
This body and mind sprung and willed
To life's many more summers.


Sharontina's picture


Sinply beautiful, few words yet powerful.


Merlin Sharontina

libudsuroy's picture

Thank you, Sharontina!

Thank you, Sharontina!

libudsuroy/Lina Sagaral Reyes
Mindanao, The Philippines

''Every Day is a Journey and the Journey itself is Home.'' (Matsuo Basho)

very mystical and full of meaning in between the lines and the words.
Beautiful :)



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