Presenting: A Poem by Jennifer Welwood of the Mystery School

Written, then blogged, then Facebooked, then copied & pasted, re-blogged… and ever admired.  I stole this from Rob Brezsny, because he is beautiful and collects beautiful things to him.

WRATHFUL DEVOTION
by Jennifer Welwood

You gave me a heart that ignites
In the passionate knowing of you,
And having burned in that heat
Is not drawn toward lesser fires.

You gave me a mind that expands
To encounter your vastness,
And finds in those fathomless depths
Its own luminous nature.

You gave me a soul that won’t rest
With any barrier to you,
Be it heavy and dense
Or as gossamer as a veil.

You gave me an old structure
Made up of my history;
It is heavy and dense,
It is gossamer as a veil.

I meet it, allow it, explore it
And still it grinds on,
A machine that relentlessly churns out
Old patterns and tendencies.

I embrace it, dissolve it, release it —
Still it keeps reincarnating,
Rising up from some ancient template
Held deep in my bones.

I don’t begrudge you your sense of humor,
Beloved trickster,
But I do wonder, now and then,
What you have in mind.

Did you make me to realize a freedom
I can’t fully embody?
Do my heart and soul burn for a truth
That I can’t fully live?

I commune with you in the heavens —
It’s not hard to find you there;
But I need you down here,
In the marrow of my bones.

You can’t turn away now — stay here;
I will have this out with you.
You started something with me,
And now I want it finished.

Yes — I will wrestle with you on this one,
Beloved torturer;
I will wrestle you all the way down
To the very ground

And not rest till I stand
With the soles of my feet upon you,
And not rest till I feel you infuse
My every cell.

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2 thoughts on “Presenting: A Poem by Jennifer Welwood of the Mystery School

  1. Mike Patterson

    Hey there, I work with Jennifer and there are a couple of things that need fixing in the poem, can you fix these things?:
    The second line should just have a comma at the end, not the three dots, and the last line should read “toward lesser fires” rather than “to lesser fires”.
    So:

    “You gave me a heart that ignites
    In the passionate knowing of you,
    And having burned in that heat
    Is not drawn TOWARD lesser fires.”

    AND

    The last line of verse three should read:
    “Or AS gossamer as a veil.” (You left out the first “as”.)

    Reply

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