Working on poetry!
My next poetry work doesn’t have a title. It;s a work in progress, drawing on my life, sense of being in the world and Australia as a woman of colour, a lover of actions beyond words, and just to make sense of this thing we call prejudice. It might include photographs, memoir, metaphor, lyricism, and is inspired by the many poets in the world, who in someway might lead me on my own journey, to understand why I write, where I am going and who I might become if I choose.
So you might ask yourself why do you write?
Do you like the idea of it?
Do you like the idea of an author?
Or do you write to understand
the tough memories
so they dance until they make sense
so the transcend you and…
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“Be swift in the path of holiness, and enter the heaven of communion with Me. Cleanse thy heart with the burnish of the spirit, and hasten to the court of the Most High.”
–Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, Persian
What does it look like – this path of holiness?
What does it feel like – this burnish of the spirit?
What does it sound like – the court of the Most High?
I hear its melody in the flute and its back beat in the soul drum.
It brings me to account each day.
It sings prayer is more than words.
Action is more than for the self.
Be, not just say.
Burnish of the spirit
polish provided by tests.
So swift it passes,
the song will end.
And then it gleams – this life of holiness.
(c) June Perkins 26/10/2020
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June Perkins ©
“Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest.”
-Bahá’u’lláh The Hidden Words
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