With us today is poet Michele Harvey. Here is a little taste of her poetry and her views on meditation.
My truth dwells within the coolness of quiet spaces.
Today while I was sitting, eyes closed, it arrived
in the four syllable shrill of a multi-colored bird,
just beyond my vision.
I followed its repetition, until a familiar voice,
embraced me in the tingling light,
and I knew, that I know.
It is me I must follow.
Inner silence spreads like a radio song
above, below, left and right, within, without
Inner silence, its wildfires of bliss
engulf thickets of sorrow, lofty oaks of pride
Inner silence passes like an ether over fields
whose essence the inner eye reveals
Our inner eye - projector of light
whose reach exceeds the limits of dimension
Our inner eye - possessor of clear sight,
we seek you in our hearts and we beseech you
Embrace us in your silence so we know, fearlessness
through conscious letting go
Today, bathing with the sunrise
I understand what gold is.
When my mind is an open sky
my gold becomes the sunrise.
At dusk, why don’t you and I applaud the slipping light,
watch it as it slides behind the shoulders of the mountain?
Together we remember, the moment by moment miracle
of each eternal life.
Let us bond in true reunion from the splendor
of our knowing.
These poems are from Poetry For Living An Inspired Life: Poems as Spiritual Meditation.
Ranging in tone and pace, from the soul of the city to the silence of the forest, the poems in Poetry for Living an Inspired Life reflect the work of the many poets who have influenced this highly innovative work. From the bucolic beauty of Mary Oliver’s poems, to the probing poems of Louise Gluck, as well as the romantic and quizzical nature of Pablo Neruda’s work, and the spiritual nature of Rumi, Poetry for Living an Inspired Life invites the reader to revision themselves and the world in which we live. As much for poets and writers as for readers who have never read poetry, the poems in this book are written in accessible, straightforward language, which draws readers into this broad body of work and back to themselves renewed.
Michele Harvey is an inspirational author, published poet, and journalist, on a mission to promote positive change in people’s lives and in today’s world. Her writing competence consists of writing books, poetry, newspaper interviews, and articles for online publications. In her last non-fiction book, From Confusion to Clarity, Michele Harvey combines her eloquent story telling style with her beautiful poetry to take the reader on a journey of spiritual rebirth. This book takes the reader on a spiritual journey of personal growth. The introduction to From Confusion To Clarity was written by the author of Conversations With God, Neale Donald Walsch. Michele Harvey is a seasoned poet. One of her sonnets was chosen as the focal point of an art in public places exhibition for the new West Rail Line, in the Jefferson County Government Center, Golden Station, in Golden, Colorado. Many of Michele Harvey's poems have appeared in various literary journals both in The States and in the United Kingdom. She currently resides in the mountains of Colorado.