~ attuning


It is our listening

that keeps Goddess playing.

our attuning

that re-weaves the world.

The question: “What am I hearing?” a prayer for understanding;

a benediction to the curious,

ever-opening, pulsing divine,

that lives in our listening

to the space between

wood and ears,

between thoughts and breaths,

between the sparkling of our tears:

that lives in the sound.

Her existing a reflection

of our ongoing attention.

Retention of the essence of life

found through remembering the rhythm,

the rhythm, the rhythm, the rhythm,

the churning vibration

pulsing our resonant heart strings,

that is the sound what lifts our wings:

sound is what lifts our wings.

If we could hear the symphony our blood makes in its pumping,

the wonder found in a baby’s birth, in a baby’s first breath,

how rivers sound to each other,

we would know

Goddess lives.

She lives in the sound.

(listen to the audio recording of Niema speaking this on soundcloud)