Cathy’s Chrysanthemums

her spirit visits
each year bringing us
flowers to remember her with

Unveiling


in this fleeting moment
the mountain’s divinity
made itself known

Sacred Community


green mosaic
masterpiece
of pieces

Microcosm of the Universe


marsh made
mandala
the cosmos arose

Enunciation


sacred sound
the cry of life
effort and sacrifice

Archway


bent tree arch
sacred passage
into transforming woods

Held

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beneath the bark
one birch’s dark night
held sacred by the grove

Exultation

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chosen she wears
the light of white
teaching lessons in joy

Gateway

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fallen tree
becomes a torii arch
gate to the sacred woods

Holding the Space

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facing the world
holding the space between them
safe and sacred

Perfect Proportion

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the architecture
of a tree
sacred geometry

One to the Other

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mountain, farm and valley
hold the sacred trust
of belonging

Pilgrimage

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During the quiet of the night
they come from all directions on paw and hoof
to reach the sacred spot and journey beyond.