Safe Harbor

“One cannot have doubt about that which he wishes to trust. To trust love you must be convinced of love. One cannot admit what he does not yield to. To yield to love you must be vulnerable to love. One cannot love what he does not dedicate himself to. To dedicate yourself to love you must be forever growing in love.” Leo Buscaglia


shore breaks here whisper
something about constancy.
love knows all our fears

tossing in tides of
change. we cling to sea’s uproar
’til the silence sighs

and we float ashore,
tumbling mystery and
faith in what we know.

Blog Post Image 2014

j. ruth kelly, 2014

Swaying Still…

j. ruth kelly, 2012 all rights reserved

j. ruth kelly, 2012 all rights reserved

ripple through, over
me-all fully floating now
torn from towers’ sway

say me along to
brew roaring liquid peace-flow
from night to day, new

watch me fall apart
seeds, crumbling into song full
‘neath the hum of earth

from dirt to sky to
river low and back to dirt,
dancing life anew.