LISTENING FOR FOOTSTEPS LEAVING NO PRINTS


 

FOOTSTEPS OF LIGHT

 

 

Now let us really be still

 

Now let us not so much breathe

 

As to mist the air down in trill

 

As to dream the waft in each heave.

 

 

Now we face the east we once did fear

 

Now we look and smell and unstamp and unsee

 

For we must go as one into rock and sand unclear

 

For we must go as one in foresight of a tree.

 

 

Now we move as one into further craggy slopes

 

Now we creep, then stop, then creep, then hush

 

As we stop, we shrink, we unbar storied popes

 

As we yet unlearned of what may fall, what may crush.

 

 

Now we as one turn into ourselves, look into ourselves

 

Seeking to find a pattern of steps without any prints

 

Now we dream foretold from scrolls on shelves

 

Seeking the Way with no prints but angel glints

 

 

POSTSCRIPT:

 

Now we look, we listen, we small, we hush:ย  we seekers all from west to east we are pushed by Baby eyes and kingly dreams to go out by another way not marked by any prints except star gleams and angle breaths.

 

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56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. poeticjourney
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 08:41:24

    speechless, but love it! I need to read iit again once I got some homework out the way and come back and say what it should receive! God Bless ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sunnyironman
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 11:07:26

    I love your writing.
    Just drop by and say hello!

    • granbee
      Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:46:04

      Sunny, I will be dropping into your blog in a few mintues. I am glad you are enjoying my writing. I am always MORE than open to suggestions for improvement and/or additional topics. So glad to have you “following”. Be well.

  3. lscotthoughts
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 11:28:45

    Another masterpiece, Rose, and the last line is heavenly:
    Seeking the Way with no prints but angel glints. xx

    • granbee
      Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:47:30

      Lauren, thank you SO much for these kind remarks. I am finding that this series is leading me in places I only WISHED I had gone before. So glad to have a trustworthy companion along for the trip! Bless you, dear Lauren!

  4. becca givens
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 14:43:29

    “GRANBEE” … I happened to find a breadcrumb to ID your blog … all I’ve had is a Twitter address … YEA!!

    Seeking the Way with no prints but angel glints … Lovely!!!

    • granbee
      Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:49:49

      Becca, my gravatar shows my blog underneath the penguins, okay? Anyway, so glad you followed the breadcrumbs on over here to journey with us! I really enjoy your posts and eagerly anticipate more nuggest of wisdom and inspiration at your site. Yes, I also was pleased with the last line, especially since someone was yelling at the door, “Hurry, it’s time to go!” Be well.

  5. planaquarium
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 18:06:44

    Love the breathless beauty, and the image of “no footprints” made me think of the beach walking scene in “City of Angels” when the angels left no footprints in the sand….mystical and magical.

    • granbee
      Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:52:40

      Wonderful observation there, plana re: the “no footprints”. I can see why you would be reminded of that beach scene from “City of Angels”. I was also in mind of a time or two when hiking in the mountains, following a “critter” just out of curiosity, hearing their movements, but seeing no footprints. This always reminded me of the poem where the believer realizes the reason there were only one set of footprints in the sand was because the Lord was carrying them!

    • asoulwalker
      Jan 11, 2012 @ 15:57:09

      Great scene of a movie with great cinematography.

  6. Faith Fuqua-Purvis, Elephant Whisperer & Lionhearted Change Agent
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:49:17

    One word came to mind – FLOW

    • granbee
      Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:54:51

      Faith, I award you a special poetry observer prize today–FLOW is exactly what I was trying to instill in the reader in preparation for some ups and downs in the next stages of our journey. I felt “we” needed a time of stillness to allow an uninterrupted FLOW of spiritual power and guidance before continuing the journey. Bless you and be well!

  7. mjray926
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 00:26:43

    I LOVE your word choice here! Nice imagery ๐Ÿ™‚

    • granbee
      Jan 11, 2012 @ 00:30:00

      Thanks so much, MJ! The words just tumbled out, mostly, when I was posting this one! Glad to know they worked for you!

  8. Savira
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 01:10:34

    And that is life… a play of words so craft fully put together

    “Now we as one turn into ourselves, look into ourselves
    Seeking to find a pattern of steps without any prints”

    • granbee
      Jan 11, 2012 @ 01:16:43

      Thank you so much, Savira, for picking out those lines, for they are the key to several stages in the next part of our journey. Load up your backpack, get ready to climb and to sing!

  9. Sue Dreamwalker
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 01:29:03

    Granbee… Dreaming from those small eyes to tiny footprints of paws you have led us on a journey of disocvery.. We each of us journey through our lands of dreams and hopes with love as the key to all our futures.. Love must come from each of us and we need to spread that ripple around our world.. You my dear Granbee spread a rare gift around our Blog land.. I hope that your light continues to shine for all to gather to themselves the warmth of your spirit.. Much love and Gratitude sent your way…

    • granbee
      Jan 11, 2012 @ 01:33:44

      Oh,Sue, reading your most gracious and thoughtful comments here make me forget I am hungry for lunch and stiff from sitting here! I am fully aware how much I depend upon your most unique and powerful spiritual insights into my posts. I journey on joyfully because of all of you in blogland! Keep shining your special light for us, dear sister, as we follow footprints we see only with our soul’s eyes!

  10. Fergiemoto
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 01:31:51

    So beautiful! For some reason, I am thinking “origami” (figuratively) – folding words into a beautiful creation.

    • granbee
      Jan 11, 2012 @ 01:36:17

      Ferige, I will take this origami illusion any day, any hour! I adore origami and enjoy the origami projects of my 4 year old granddaughter, as I did those of my own children. Artistic folding of colorful materials–what better way to picture our friends as they journey on? For they ARE being folded and formed into new creations as they go ever towards more light, becoming ever more colorful and jewellike!~

  11. claudia
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 02:56:50

    i like the dreamy and kinda surreal quality to this..marked by star gleams and angle breaths…nice…

    • granbee
      Jan 11, 2012 @ 03:20:34

      Claudia, how wonderful that you picked up on the dreamy, especially the SURREAL quality in these lines. That is exactly what I had yearned to achieve! See, this post is about a total โ€œtime outโ€ to regroup for our friends on this journey. I give thanks to my writing muse-angel! So glad to have you joining us on this blog! Love your blog, by the way. Eagerly anticipating many more visits there to soak up more insights! Be well, be filled with light this Epiphany season.

  12. totsymae1011
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 06:53:03

    How do you come up with your poetry. Honestly, it’s like reading Shakespeare, the Bible and Mother Goose, rolled into one. You must put some visual up with your poetry, You said you painted, right? Don’t say you can’t ’cause is southern women can do all things. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even if they are abstracts or I think folk art might be just the style. Try it.

    • granbee
      Jan 12, 2012 @ 02:13:07

      Tots, you are TOO kind! Maybe I got this way through getting older and being a bookworm, a dreamer, a meditator, and a nature lover, do you think? The illustrations are sort of folksy, sort of “wet-watchy”, sort of Dali-esque, okay? Working hard on them–may give a peek about one month from now, okay?

      • totsymae1011
        Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:28:12

        I’m holding you to it. (Looking at my watch and got it down to the second :-))

        • granbee
          Jan 18, 2012 @ 15:44:44

          Tots, only YOU would put your second hand on my uplifted right hand in promising illustrations in a month on my blog! Whew! I am now terrified not to comply! (Tee,hee, yuckety, yuck!)

  13. Caddo Veil
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 07:36:35

    This is quite good–“no prints but angel glints”! I always go for the end, as best–you’re a strong finisher!

    • granbee
      Jan 12, 2012 @ 02:14:53

      Thanks so much, Caddo–I like that line, also. Yes, I do want to be a strong finisher. I also want the pace and the amount of clarity in the mid-sections to reflect the confusion and turmoil these friends are often experiencing at this point in their journey!

  14. asoulwalker
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 16:00:26

    Ok, I have read the post now… but it will take me some time to process if you really want any significant comment (and I will likely need to read and reread it several times and let it “sit” a bit in between readings). I have not gotten where I am by being quick.

    • granbee
      Jan 12, 2012 @ 02:18:33

      I very appreciate your consideration in letting meknow you dropped in, soulwalker. Actually, much of what I am writing is, by intention, sort of “floating” out there before the reader, inviting the reader to “follow” but not immediately clear on what the goal is, etc. I thank you for your honesty. I have close friends who also need time to mull and meditate over new material. These comments you HAVE entered in are helping to guide my self-editing process more than you know. Thanks!

  15. eof737
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 05:52:51

    This is beautiful… I love the rhythmic sounds behind the lines. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • granbee
      Jan 12, 2012 @ 05:54:26

      Thank you so much for your kind comment today. I am especially gratified that you experienced the rhythms (very important at this stage of our friends’ journey!) behind these lines.

  16. zendictive
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 08:23:56

    footsteps of light… a line of words paints a hundred images

    okay, e-mail me, tell me what you want a picture of and I’ll wood burn it and send it to ya for one dollar…(which is shipping) what do you like…penguins?

    • granbee
      Jan 12, 2012 @ 15:06:52

      Oh, Art, you are far to kind –a hundred images in one line? I was hopeful of just a half-dozen or so! Seriously,l I am so thrilled the poem affect you, of all people, this deeply. I am emailing you where to send the wood burning–yes, I would love a mother penguin with a baby penguin held on her feet, tucked under her belly the way they do.

  17. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:01:12

    Some very wonderful lines in this – makes me feel the hush of the moment, those light footprints, entering a sacred place….

    • granbee
      Jan 12, 2012 @ 15:04:18

      Betty, you–we– ARE walking in a sacred place: the place in our souls where we connect to our fellow pilgrims as we get still, stay hushed, and LISTEN!

  18. Jane Thorne
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 18:42:05

    Granbee as I read your words I feel the brush of an angel’s wings x

    • granbee
      Jan 13, 2012 @ 03:41:40

      Jane, YOU are an angel for saying this about your reading experience of my posts. So very gratified you felt this type of connection when reading my posts. That is possibly my primary goal with my blog!

  19. bardessdmdenton
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 01:11:10

    There are no coincidences, Rose… I had just been catching up on one of my favorite spiritual blogs, Mindful Balance, and then came here to see what I have been missing on yours. As soon as I began reading this post I remembered what I had just read: http://mindfulbalance.org/2012/01/12/starting-mindfulness-use-the-breath-as-an-anchor-1/.

    It begins: ‘Breath is the bridge that connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.’

    You are so creative in your use of words…so uniquely spiritual and yet offering something so grounded too.

    I especially love:

    For we must go as one into rock and sand unclear

    For we must go as one in foresight of a tree.

    Bye the way, I don’t see a way to follow your blog…to get email updates…which I would love to do so I don’t miss any of your postings.

    • granbee
      Jan 13, 2012 @ 03:45:23

      Bardess, you are so very gracious in your comments. Thank you! Such a high honor from such a talented poetess and bardess as yourself! The way you follow my blog is to click on “like” under any post you have read. Sign into wordpress, if you have not already done so. Then you will see at the topmost border of my blogsite page a black drop down bar, which gives a chance to click on “follow” between “granbee” and “unlike” in the far left corner, okay? Also, when you check the box to receive email notifications of followup comments after entering your own comments, then clicking “post comment”, you should receive followup emails, as well.

  20. willofheart
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 08:38:06

    I love this piece, it enlightens me, I love the flow of words it’s like talking to me…

    • granbee
      Jan 14, 2012 @ 03:06:47

      Thanks so much for stopping by, willo! I just started following your own blog and enjoyed your post today very, very much, See my comments there! When you say you were “enlightened”, that made my little ol’ pea-pickin’ heart beat faster and my toes tap in a happydance (like my favorite Penguin Moviestar!). This is my main goal: to foster the type of enlightenment that builds connections for fellowship and peace around the world.

  21. cottonbombs
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 13:36:48

    Rose! I write with the foresight of a tree knowing where I`m rooted but ever lifting my branches to the sky. Reaching as high as we can and want, yet we share this land with all the other trees.

    • granbee
      Jan 14, 2012 @ 03:08:41

      Peter, you just pushed one of my soul-buttons when you said “share with all the other trees!” So pleased about your response to this particular post. Will I need to send you some of the royalties if I use this “trees sharing while rooted” imagery?

  22. Sue Dreamwalker
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 20:56:20

    Hi Granbee, just dropping by to wish you a wonderful weekend, I am working through half of mine but I cannot complain as I have enjoyed a few days off.. I just wanted to say thank you again for commenting, your view points mean alot to me, my wise friend.. And I know also that your open mindedness will understand that sometimes we need to rattle a few thought patterns to stir people into looking beyond their noses, as deeper into their existence and as we know we are all interwoven within this Cosmic event of Life regardless of our beliefs or backgrounds, and the sooner people can come together in understanding WE meaning many more of us, have got to start and live from a point of love, and not self-gain.. As we are here for our progression, and have so got distracted along the way.. We forgot many of those ancient teachings we were given long ago. ..
    Love and Blessings and I hope you are going to relax a little this weekend and enjoy… Sue xx

    • granbee
      Jan 14, 2012 @ 03:10:37

      Sue, your words “As we are here for our progression, and have so got distracted along the way.. We forgot many of those ancient teachings we were given long ago. ..” phrase so much better than I usually do in prose form EXACTLY how I feel as I work on this series! Have a MOST productive weekend. I have every confidence you will beam light and ancient wisdom to more than a few you encounter in your work!

  23. Carroll Boswell
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 22:34:12

    “as one in foresight of a tree” is really perfect. This is my favorite of your posts.

    • granbee
      Jan 14, 2012 @ 03:12:02

      Oh, Carroll, if you only KNEW under what stress, both in energy and time, I was under while quickly typing in this post! Your response that this is your favorite lets me know that my best work comes from our Creator by means of the Holy Spirit. I bow to your wisdom in this respect!

  24. adalamar
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 05:36:33

    Oh wow, I really love the ebb and flow of this piece, and it makes me want to know mroe of the journey. Thans so much for sharing!

    • granbee
      Jan 14, 2012 @ 05:45:28

      Ada, thanks so very much for your kind comments! So glad you could drop in! Happy Friday 13th, by the way. May it be GOOD FORTUNE for you all the way! I will be posting in about 5 minutes again, so stay tune!

  25. Warrior Poet Wisdom
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 11:32:11

    For such a lovely blog and a lovely writer, I’m nominating you for the One Lovely Blog Award! ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://warriorpoetwisdom.com/2012/01/13/one-lovely-blog-award/
    Peace & grace,
    ~Miro

    • granbee
      Jan 14, 2012 @ 23:02:50

      Miro, I am MORE than honored that such a wonderful poet and blogger as yourself would nominate ME for “lovely blogger”! Right now, I am very deep into transforming the images from my year-long dream journal into illustrations for my adult fairy tale series. I should be able to start responding properly to these nominations in a couple of weeks. Bless you, dear warrior. Be well in your journeys.

  26. Vampire Weather
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 15:35:35

    A divinely enchanting thought, granbee. Such stirring and deep ponderings that conjure spiritual meanings and yet manage to elude the absolutes in some sense. Beautifully done!

    • granbee
      Jan 18, 2012 @ 15:46:54

      I am SO gratified that you are receiving spiritual meanings without confining absolutes when reading this post! The absolutes are not to be seen from our fleshly state, only glinted and glimmered at. That is why the cross-eyed, half-blind old sheep dog was able to “see” more!

  27. Joni
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 01:48:25

    Seeking footprints to follow a path seems to be part of life…thanks for your visits and the “likes” to my posts!

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