A Listening Earth
She hears everything.
It gets under her skin.
She hears all the promises and the lies
She hears the need, and she has a real ear for despair
She hears love never landing anywhere. It makes a thudding sound as it bounces off
into the air.
She doesn’t have hands to hold it.
Mostly, she suffers the tinitus of love’s absence.
White noise that eats away at her.
Every now and then, it’s hard to take.
So there’s a tsunami, and we all freak.
A little sigh comes from a woman who sees her lover,
Coyote catches a rabbit; the rabbit’s skin makes a tearing sound.
She rests for a moment,
in all the music.
The flowers are bright.
The waves crash.
Baby birds cry,
The simplicity of it all
And someone, somewhere,
turns, round and round – seeing, hearing –
saying, “thank you”
by Hilary Hart.
Hilary’s writing and teaching focus on women’s spiritual power and the role it can play in our global evolution. Her most recent book, Body of Wisdom, brings together dreams and experiences of women with teachings from today’s most visionary spiritual leaders to describe the esoteric foundations of women’s power and its functions in our collective evolution.