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New Audio: Birth

Hello, I’ve been creating audio of my earlier work on WordPress. Although I am updating the blogs, they are not republished.  I thought I’d try posting some of the new audio. I love the sound of poetry read. Here is Birth, which I  published last month in June. You can find the post there.

While everyone has a different interpretation of a poem, for me, this spirit song shows hope in loss. Sometimes we fear loss, which causes grief and anger. However, though our losses, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, and the loss of any opportunity, we are changed. The most obvious changes may include a change of residence, a change of financial standing, or a change in status. More deeply, however, our spiritual alchemy is transformed. On the dark side, if we resist or fear change, we may become depressed, distrusting, or anxious. On the other hand, if we accept the flow of events surrounding the life change we are facing and if we reach out to the divine, the transformation we experience has the power to heal us.

The spirit speaking to me here tells us that in our transitions, whatever they are, we are not alone but carried through the process of change by the divine and reborn. Change begins with our taking the way shown, that path of light which is the source of our transformation. We are coaxed along by those who are our guardians, who deliver us to the divine, and the reawakening, which can be as sudden and loud as a slapping wave on the sea side, is ultimately a source of joy if we accept this process without fear.

Copyright © 2017 Barbara Harris Leonhard



Audio · Ekphrastic Poetry · Poem · Poetry

Sacred Things

So many sacred things

We have in our lives

On dusty shelves

Or messy desks.

Hidden in plain sight,

Demure whispers from these

Soul collages.

Tiny angels and fairies,

Happy Buddhas sitting on lace,

Quan Yin, chipped from a fall,

Shamans and crystals,

Creating shadows of light

On our pens.

Handmade dolls with stories,

A figure holding the ball

Next to the Tao,

Bracelets of jasper and jade,

Geodes holding mala beads,

Singing bowls and

Stone owls chiming wisdom,

Oma’s thimbles,

Gifts of glass beads and feathers,

Heart-shaped sandstone,

Wooden boxes holding stones from the river,

Collages dressing books.

Treasures sparking intuition,

If only we listen.

Copyright © 2017 Barbara Harris Leonhard