Allowing Peace

by Erina Booker

Allowing Peace

by Erina Booker

Take anything away from me, but this –
It is the time when I am still and whole,
The mystery of day’s change from Sun to Moon,
A chimera that feeds my soul’s deep bliss.
Within this solitude I am complete,
Watching day wind down to holy Dark,
I sense the night time’s presences around,
And Mind and Soul and Spirit are replete.
The globe spins into shade, the land grows dim,
Tall trees make their last stand upon the hill,
The creatures of the night are coming forth,
This different realm concise on evening’s rim.
The sunset blazes ‘cross the sky’s sweet span,
Reflecting glamour in the land-locked silver dam.

©Erina Booker 2015

About Erina Booker

Erina Booker is a writer, teacher, and counsellor, and her life has been largely about words and the many uses of language. She has written poetry for most of her life, studying at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and completing a major in Literature within her Bachelor of Arts degree from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Currently, she has five collections of poems in print. Her sixth, ‘Coalescence’, is her first collaborative venture into the fusion of art and poetry. Her background covers a further range of studies & interests, including Post Graduate Counselling, Applied Science in Medical Imaging, & also Musical Performance with the instruments of piano, flute, and ‘cello. Added to which, she owned and ran a sheep farm in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales for ten years, breeding black sheep, and enjoying the deep connection she feels with the natural world. Her varied experiences inform her writing as she draws on an intricate tapestry of events. Erina Booker lives in Sydney, Australia.

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