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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...

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.

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


March 2005 AllWrite Magazine 


"Valley of the Shadow"  by Shaun Hoadley





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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/12/2006
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,

Reviewed by Alex Nodopaka 6/11/2006
Welcome back.

Your poem
so unlike
your previous
like a psalm
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 6/11/2006
Dear Micha,

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

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 6/10/2006
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 6/9/2006
I agree with Susan below completely
Your poetry and faith is awesome..
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 6/9/2006
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!

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