Luke Maguire Armstrong
Spring of Whisper
Galleried forever in the fortune cookie of life.
Garnished with dandelion.
Frenzied with the idea that forever might be
a makeshift elation
assembled from recycled scraps
collected on the shore of yesterday.
Whatever you say in a whisper holds my voice.
In the void of patience, we cast our pennies.
They shimmer gold and silver
in the underwater sun.
Glorious is each new day.
Endless are the jarring blows
that shake us trembling off the path.
Notice yourself at the bottom of each fall.
Hey there, say, I’m with you.
See how it feels to touch your chest
and listen to your breath.
In which cupboard are you hushing your hopes?
See that closed off corridor
to name each desire
to see them elated.
Here is the resolve
listening to the call.
There is a lion
for you on the wind.
Listen, he says, to the sound of how you love
and glide softly on that breeze.
Humans, wake from your endless night.
This is not my voice, but the one who calls to me in sleep.
Wake up and hold the new born day,
lift your head and look around at the air that holds you,
forever in the embrace
that knew your nuances
before you knew your name.
From an early age Luke Maguire Armstrong fell in love with words and his writing and unique perspective on life seasons from a life lived around the world. He is an award winning author of 7 books, including his most recent best-selling, The Starlight Still Within Us, and bases his life and travels from a Mayan village life where he works to enable the holistic education of 80 impoverished children through The Integral Heart Family education center. He lives on Lake Atitlan at the artist/writer retreat center/community he founded, Karuna Atitlan. Sometimes his joy is the cause of his smile, other times his smile causes his joy.
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