Published on Feb 28, 2011
A Master Peace written and read by a friend, “Ben Bushill”, with music by Ellen Molnia and Thomas Falk.
Song for the Elephant
Great grey god,
The canyons on your back
Carry the dust and darkness of a lifetimes wandering.
Clay and sunlight
Earth and hope.
Your presence here sends me tumbling into the mystery,
I am carried by the endless brown sea
Of your eye
Into the story of my own birth,
And the song of death.
I would lay down this nomad’s body with the great white bones
Of your ancestors and have my body turn to red earth
Under that mythical sun.
Not for me this long life of civilized death
For I am riding on your spreading back
Into a dawn of my own
And the rose dust sky is as wide as forever.
And for bearing me
I give you thanks
And whisper some of my own secrets into that silent cave
Where all pasts are remembered as echo songs
And all futures dissolve
Into a thick pounding wave of blood
Washing out from a heart
Of red dust and quiet starlight
Somehow a page turns
And beauty is revealed
The deep hands of love
Open their fingers
To free the dove that
Soars from the heart
Toward the infinite perfection
Of this simple life.
This simple life
Where miracle is the essence
Of every stitch in the tapestry of time and feeling.
The dance unfolds across worlds
Worlds upon worlds,
My feet tread the earth
My tears fall on the page
Love sweeps through me
And the waves takes all in its arms
Crushing, turning, soothing
Endless grace, lost and longed for
Nourishes the dry corners of forgetfulness
As the water rushes
Across the desert floor
And life awakens in every cell,
Frogs hear the call of their birth
And celebrate the rain
Flowers spring forth from doubt
And the whole vibrant, impossible
Turns green in wonder
As my heart knows once again
the reason for my birth
Lie with me
And I will hold you
With the round, deliberate presence of a bear.
Bury your head in my fur
And I will rest my claws on your soft back
And when you listen to the sigh of my breath
And feel the rising and falling of my great chest
You will know what it is
To be held by the animal green
Of the world.
In total rest,
In warm blooded silence.
And those who saw your closed eyes
Could be forgiven for thinking you dead
With the peace soaked so deeply into you skin
But the smile upon your lips
And the light about your face
Tell the story of the earth
And that story
Is a story of life and wonder
That story is written on our bones
For us to read
Again and again
As we drop into the peace of the world
And the light of remembrance
Unfolds in hearts
Crafted from the dark, sweet soil
and sung into life
by the endless voice
Of the source of love.
So thank you Ben for sharing this with Me and the world, which is the whole and self renewing source and destination of love
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