Courting Shakti: A Collection of Poems & Prayers

Courting Shakti: A Collection of Poems & Prayers

by Carla Faletti

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ISBN-13: 9781504379090
Publisher: Balboa Press
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Pages: 78
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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CHAPTER 1

Circle

[I am]
Feathers

Little one,
I can tell you how to find them.
Alphabet Soup

I pluck a v
The squiggly s
Radiant r,
The holy cross to bear,
Can't Not

Ma Devi Shakti!
Dove Fishing

Honey globes,
Heed the gold-winged cherub tugging at your ankle,
Thirty-Seven Thousand Feet

Images,
This skin,
Where is your compassionate glance for your child-lover today?
108

Joy.
Thanksgiving

Blood-red pomegranate wine,
Never have I savored such opulence in this form,
The whispers resume one by one.
The river's winding, yearning to return to source,
Sand

A child-calf sits on the shore adorned in jewels,
Rays from the sun,
A flock of white cloud bison summon three wise men from the east,
Altar

What altar built by hands can honor the white?
A presence,
Candle flame,
Halo Stain

Your image stains my eyes.
Fine

How do people live with this much pain in their hearts?
Now

Don't speak of Lila.
Why do we play this game,
Yet you put me here.
And now I am driven mad,
Tonight speaking your name is spitting sand and blood.

Answer me.
Maiden

I surrender, Kali.
Dance here in my heart.
You are terrible. You are beautiful.
Your garland of skulls,
This is how to return you to the sweet little mother flower,
I surrender.
More

You are breaking my heart open, love,
Honeydew

How can I show how much I love you?
Gratitude,
Surrender,
Trust,
Morning Breath

Your love is empty.

The universe tumbling through this riverbed tastes empty.

The spaces between each water molecule light years apart.

You are my blood,
Twin flames pass in the night and wake alone with mourning breath.

Curtain

Today letters are paintings decorating the trees.

Can you feel the vertical lines of the spider's web,
Just waiting for us to harvest the eggs for our baskets.

Just waiting for us to sew the strands of the universe into our hearts.

The space,
Walk with me,
Between

Great sadness.
Words spoken to connect with you tear us farther apart.

Words meant to unite deepen the chasm between us.

Love.
Powerless

Womb!
Approval

Love is not approval.
What Lovers Do

I must be insane, Ma.
Come

Why have I come, Shiva?
Lullaby

Ay! Ma,
It is maddening for you to watch me close the door on the universe offering gifts again, again, again.

My timing is off.
Ma!
Please, Shiva!
Dear Shakti, love,
Carrot Stick

To the great Mother, womb,
All Is as It Once Was

I am an exploding star,
My Design

I can feel you dripping through creation,
You

You take the place of something previously all-powerful,
The Blue Light

I am all you need.
Shivo'ham

I am Shiva — awareness.
(Continues…)



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