Your Planetary Self


By Clare Dakin

Word Count: 156

Rating: G

Summary: A poem of rebirth

Image Credit: The Woven Labyrinth

Let the birds take your clothes

Let the waves undo your holding back

Let the vines unravel your tired mind

And the earth savour your sweat and tears.

Let your stories burn off like rising mist,

As your past and the false floors of curbed self love

Dissolve into butterfly wings and fireflies

As your edges blur and your Planetary Self ignites.

Let the trees bathe your breath

Let the meadows embrace you

Let the mountains and the bees remind you

Let the sky flood in and allow the clouds to guide you

Let your undoing be as total

As your becoming is beautiful

And when the living world has climbed inside

Enough for you to feel four legs, scales and wings,

May you finally know yourself alive as all things

Indivisible and responsible

Reborn into wholeness

Natural, Sacred and Wild

(Visit Clare Dakin’s environmental foundation Tree Sisters)


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