Photo courtesy of Erina Booker


There are no words for this, they’ve not been spoken,
For sacrality is cloistered in this scene,
With bonds that will forever be unbroken,
Protected by the subtle world’s deep dream.
Closer than a rose and its perfume,
Closer than the stars and guiding light,
Closer than a reed and airy tune,
Closer than a bird and its own flight.
Together, they’re one soul among the throng,
The Moon’s eternal orbit round the Earth,
Each to each was destined to belong,
The Master Plan thus shown in its full worth.
I saw this not with eyes, but with my heart –
The only way that Truth can so impart.

©Erina Booker

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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