Saturday, August 16, 2008

Call of the Desert

Ah. . .
I can laugh,
And my echo laughs back with me.
I can run,
And only the wind runs with me.
I can leap,
And I can land gracefully.
I see beauty:
A beauty I always see.
I am alone,
For I came to be free.
The earth speaks,
And I hear, for it's a part of me.
Who am I
That God should open my eyes to see
The deep beauty
Of what imperfect earth can be?
The thorns poke,
But even they cannot stop me;
For I laugh,
And You, O, LORD, laugh back with me.
---C. Marie Byars, 1985; New Mexico

3 comments:

Mayyen said...

Hi Marie, what you wrote was marvellous. Thanks for stopping by my blogs. Take care..Best wishes. :)May

writtensouls said...

Hello, love your poem. Liked the flow and concept. Enjoyed that you included God in it, lives up to your blogs community name.
~Writtensouls
Art Comet Blog

C. Marie Byars said...

Thanks for stopping by, y'all. Been a little slow at responding.