Thursday, October 18, 2012

La Calaca a Day - #18

(Image found here - the blog entry is quite nice, too!)


On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.
(Echoes of Memory)

(Rebecca is hosting La Calaca a Day for the month of October.  You can participate here.).


  1. What a beautiful image you have chosen for today! And the poem is beautiful- and definitely a blessing I could use in my life right now. Thank you.

  2. Thank you - I was so moved by your post today. You are very beautiful and very brave...

  3. each day in october on a whim i offered a meme to share a calaca a day, to visually walk together towards dia de los muertos. a simple blog hop that has taken a profound turn towards candor, an outcry of revering life, regardless our current circumstances. your stunning image and the poetry of john o'donohue are such a testimony to this out pouring of embracing life. and the revelations of at caya-papaya, profound. thank you for walking so close to my heart and sharing your comforting light.

    1. Thanks, Rebecca - I have enjoyed this calaca experience and thinking of the endless dance of life and death, the beauty and fearsomeness of both and how one does not exist without the other here on our beautiful Earth.


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