Tuesday, September 26, 2017

My Soul

My soul, oh, my soul, my unfettered soul!
My ancient, my infant, my untethered soul!
Soul of sweet substance - angels' delight.
Soul of rank darkness - devil's own night.
Not fit for heaven, but still somehow divine.
Soul, oh, this soul of mine.

Oh, this soul of mine,
spirit unshined.
Impatient, uncertain -
sometimes unkind.
But gentle enough
for forgiveness to find.
Soul, oh, this soul of mine.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


Kerry O'Connor said...

The soul is such a tender, fragile thing.. to be cherished and guarded.

Anonymous said...

You got Soul. That is clear. According to John Donohue in his wonderful book Anam Cara,
“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”

brudberg said...

So many aspects of the soul.. not perfect, it will hang there in between... but it's the one we have, so it can't be anything but beautiful.

Gillena Cox said...

Soulful!!![pun intended]

much love...

Jazzbumpa said...

the many-faceted soul

we are so complex


marley raine said...

I completely relate. Angel and devil both.

I love this line: "My ancient, my infant, my untethered soul!"

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Sanaa Rizvi said...

The soul is a deeply fragile thing.. it's more powerful than anything we can ever imagineđź’• Beautifully penned.

Magaly Guerrero said...

"sometimes unkind.
But gentle enough"

So very human. And perfect.

annell said...

I like that you know your soul so well. You describe a soul I could like!

Sioux Roslawski said...

MZ--Wow! Did you write this with St. Louis in mind? We certainly need to hear (and take to heart) pieces like this.