18 March 2017

Looking for the Soul: Part Two

Clay and Breath, Body and Soul—
What we’re told, what we know
Gifts we receive, Gifts we bestow.

We keep looking for ways to know the soul
deeper than reflection, more of a whole.
Begun in clay, and enlivened with God’s breath,
we are balloons afloat, alive and blessed.

The only impression we make at all
is in the looking glass hung in the hall,
but if we move closer to touch our frame
our breath turns to steam and obscures the same.

And if we turn away, Soul comes with us
to fill imagination with presence—
what was invisible is now enhanced
We are all dancers becoming the dance.

My blog poems are rough drafts.
Please respect my copyright.

© 2017 Susan L. Chast


Peter Chast said...

Lyrical, Lite, profound....

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, WOW! How I adore "We are all dancers becoming the dance." Zowie!

Martin Kloess said...

This is so true. Dance on...

Wendy Bourke said...

Beautifully rendered. I so love rhyme, done really well. And the content: so eloquent and deep. Lovely!

Sumana Roy said...

Love the moment when 'Soul comes with us'...

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Wow....incredible...especially last two stanzas....