The Beloved Circle
(A Poem In 2 Parts)
Part 1: Food For The People
Breathe in – Breathe out –
A warm wind blows –
A warm wind breathes through us all –
A warm wind carries us out into the world –
The wind of the world carries far over deep waters –
The wind of the world gathers the waters from deep, bottomless seas –
It calls forth faith.
The breath of earth’s creation flows over the earth –
The breath of earths’ creation carries hidden seeds as it spreads over the lands –
The breath of earth’s creation carries the sweetness of the flower within –
so ready to bloom in its path –
It summons hope.
The breath of the lands and the wind of the waters seek one another as they travel and do their work –
The breath of the lands and the wind of the waters greet and join hands – they dance –
They show how to love.
The breath and the wind move together over the lands –
The breath and the wind spread a dew that covers the lands –
They show their joy.
The breath and the wind bring forth the grasses and trees and flowers,
alive, springing forth in fullness –
The breath and the wind greet and join making the shape of all peoples –
the people step onto the land –
The breath and the wind finish their work and rise into the calm of the sky –
The dew lifts and transforms its fullness into manna –
Manna for the people.
From the people, someone – just one of many – is there walking on the grass –
From the people, someone – just one of many – sees the manna, bends and gathers it for the people –
Someone – just one of many – is named Jenn.
She turns to the people with what she has found and speaks, clear for all to hear –
“Hey! Manna! Cool. I think it’s pretty deep. Pretty sure on that. Hey beloved, want some?”
The people are nourished.
The people laugh and are glad.