February 7, 2013

The Angels. {Poetry} ~ Jyoti Wind

The Angels

They sit on high with glorious wings

unfurled in heaven’s sunlight.

On earth, they wear garbs of flesh

and hang around street corners

whispering in the ears

of the homeless and down-trodden.

At sea, they swim with dolphins

and ride the giant whales

from one continental shelf

to another.

These glorious beings

tend to children’s needs,

the human heart’s travails,

and all manner of life

in between.

Tall, stately, glowing from the inside,

they bruise my heart

with their unconditionality,

and cook me until I’m done,

until I get it, let go,

and move on,

as they do at will,

to newer territories,

flowing in the moments

wherever the strains

of Heavenly music

call them.

Jyoti Wind is an astrologer and writer. She has self-published six books: poetry, meditation and prayers; a childhood memoir; and several anthologies. Her new book, The Creative Arc: An Anthology on Writing, will be available this month, Nov. 2012. A mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she lives in Boulder, CO. You can reach her at [email protected].

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