all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein

all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

meeting the world

When silence becomes words. When words become a sentence. When a sentence becomes a letter stamped and sealed in an envelope. When that letter becomes an invitation, and an invitation becomes departure, and departure becomes arrival. When arrival becomes the first hello and the first hello becomes the second. When the second hello becomes a kitchen stripped of all theatrics and artifice. When a stripped kitchen becomes flesh and flesh becomes bone and bone becomes the beginning of everything that’s real. And when everything that’s real becomes love and love becomes more love and more love becomes a hum skimming above and below each breath. And when breath becomes peace and peace becomes hope and hope becomes awake and awake becomes meeting the world as if you had never been so alive.

5 comments:

Martha said...

Beautiful...the way you've so well linked it all together.

Martha said...

Beautiful :)

Susie (aka Three Boys Farm Mama) said...

When your words become my ponderings. Thank you.

Clairity said...

hooooo yes Maya. shivers and a moan outa me on that one.

Clairity said...

hooooo yes Maya. shivers and a moan outa me on that one.