My soul is a crystal pool

locked in a high mountain valley.

The singing clarity of thought

seeks ever to move into the flood

of kindred awareness.

A single stream flows from my citadel,

as words and music bear testimony

to its existence.

Hear my words

and move to the music of my soul.

For when I seek an exit

by any other path,

my soul becomes hidden

in the mist of fear.

Someday I will be there in my music.

Someday my words will become reality.

The flood gates will open

and my soul will plunge with delight

into the warmth of acceptance.

But will I miss the high mountain?

c.2011 from SPLINTERS OF LIGHT, Donna Swanson


About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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8 Responses to THE CITADEL

  1. A beautiful journey of the soul with hope lighting the way!

  2. Jessica says:

    I enjoyed that. The idea of you finally letting out your thoughts and yet wondering if you might prefer not to. We all feel like that, except those people who speak without thinking!
    Nice write!

  3. honeyhaiku says:

    The music of the soul is always beautiful; shared or otherwise. Thanks you for sharing.

  4. hmmmm a bittersweet piece! It is quite touching! Enjoy the potluck!

  5. Jess says:

    you did a lovely job of conveying this feeling.

  6. dswan2 says:

    Thanks, Jess,
    I just finished putting up 8 new links on this blog. Yours, of course was one of them. The list is getting quite long!

  7. your words give us a divine tour.
    well done.

    sorry for reading you late.
    bless you.

    Happy monday.

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