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Oasis (& 'Valley of the Shadow')
by Micha Julian
Friday, June 09, 2006
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from a written SLam awhile back, had to use a proverb or somesuch ... later was published in an e-zine on another site (username 'amica' at the time)...
Also, recently found this artwork and was so drawn to it...reminded me of this piece in a way.

Thus, now a Proverb, a Psalm...
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Beneath this rumpled cotton blanket,
torn and weary as myself,
I am full of thirst.

The window, aslant, set high in my room
is shadowed and fierce; so dark here--
as I lay still on my cot.
I am alone and this is, again, my night.

Still, I must close my eyes and I must dream.

I must... I will reach, clutch at branches,
moving, sowing new seeds of light, yes,
I will even make a way in the wilderness,
this wilderness I've fought so long--
blinded and out of breath.

Somewhere, long ago, so much younger
and less afraid, I soared.
I will, again in this dream-- It is my own.

I am a gull, flapping my wings,
thirsting for light, seeking home
and oceans long gone.

Wings flapping, harder and harder
I slowly begin to soar--
Yes, I am making my way, now
through this walled in wilderness
and at last, I see!

I see oceans of moonlight
and rivers in the desert and
I am lost in this new beauty.

I am lost in my hard won dream,
my own dream, come alive, true ...
An oasis of peace, at last.







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"I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." -- Isaiah 43:1



            



March 2005 AllWrite Magazine 

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                            artwork
"Valley of the Shadow"  by Shaun Hoadley
http://www.geocities.com/shaun_hoadley/page5.htm

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I particularly like the triumphant tone of the ending but I do appreciate the whole poem. Thank you for sharing this offering, Micha. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Alex Nodopaka
Welcome back.

Your poem
so unlike
your previous
sounds
like a psalm
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*
Dear Micha,

Good to read you again! This poem is very inspiring. May you wake every morning in that peaceful oasis.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
A compelling and moving piece, Micha Julian, combined with the artwork, it brings, to my imagery template, such a shine of enlightenment, I can't convey its depths.

As I gaze again upon the image, I read more than at first, within the poem...

A truly satisfying mixture of image and words.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Peter Paton
Micha
I agree with Susan below completely
Your poetry and faith is awesome..
Peter
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
YEH!!!You're back and I am so very happy to see you here. Where are you?
Ypur poem here is rich in spirit and faith and you...You're Back!

Love and peace Micha!
Susan

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