Author: Erin Touponse

reiki master, poet, spiritualist, child of the stars

singing

Silent darkness wrapped her arms
Around me this morning
Calm, peace entered through my ears
My eyes, my nose
Until all that was left of me was nothing
And I swam in this darkness, like a star
In the night sky… the only light in my
Vast expanse
And I wanted to remain longer, floating,
So quietly, bobbing in and out of waves
Vanishing and reappearing
But life called me back home
And I had to go, as the sun crested
Horizon’s soft line, and birds began their
Singing

haze

lonesome voices are calling
from the clouds, the wind, the birds
such sad melodies of days, passed,
of time once fresh, now dust and ash-
these songs, lingering upon the folds
of time, echoing through grids of light,
oh, lonely and lonesome me! I wait for
the return of the divine, the blending of
soul and eternity.

I am but a traveler, waiting for my train…
the voices, so far off, are but a memory now..
present eyes, caught in illusion’ shade,
wait for this mind to clear the haze

Secrets

The morning whispered softly
In my ear, of possibility
And of pain
She showed me the rising sun
Luminous and radiant
Covered by clouds of rain
And thunder
Behind darkness remains still
The light
Behind claps of thunder
Are songbirds singing
And children laughing so innocently
There’s nothing that cannot be turned
Within this mind, time is eternally
Shifting, and with it- all light and dark
Blend into one-
Experience is but a word, to cover
Wisdom’s soft secrets

Surrender

The sitting was so natural
Me and the stars & darkness-
Like two friends,
Whispering in the summer evening air,
Secrets spilled from starry lips
As we sat, upon the curb,
So quietly, so intimately….
You showed me the truth of time
And I smiled, inside a flutter,
My chest beating and full of fear-
Just over and behind
Lay a countenance I remember
As time surrendered
To the salty air-
Remain for me, I’ve no one else
To guide me…
As I merge over and over…
And finally surrender…
Save no pity for me

awakening divinity

Lashing wind bends the trees
Stretching them, awakening them
From their long winter rest
I can hear the waves and gusts
Against my window
As the sun peers from behind
Clouds of dawn and energy
There’s no warmth to be had today
As air collides and returns
So chaotically, so without measure-
Letting go I release my heart to the chaos
To the whipping, lashing, beating strength
And power that lies in this spring cleaning
Old detritus, flying with the birds,
Leaves and sticks and branches
All dancing in this symphony of air
In this chaos…. and knocking knocking
Knocking on my window is the rebirth
Of a season, of me… slowly I awaken
Like the trees, deeply rooted and deeply
Ready to birth a new me, new leaves,
Oh! Buds of hope lie just below my branches
As I allow the wind to conquer me,
awakening divinity

Spring

The rising of the sun
Washes away echoes
Of dreams that linger
On the edges of my mind
Waiting, a distant tune just humming,
Beats slow against the back
Of my eyes….
I’m floating in darkness: a void,
A dream, a forgotten smile-
There’s nothing left now,
While I awake to the light of day-
To the dawn, to morning-
Where are the song birds?
The heat, still blasting through the house,
Mutes a melody of renewal that I
Remember yet, yet long to hear….
My heart beats, yearning for spring
For suns return from this long night
Quietly, quietly creeping-
My smile greets the sky

Hope

Hope springs up as a hardy tulip,
Colors of red and yellow and purple,
My vision is lousy with them-
My nose, filled with the scent of hope-
With the vibrations of new life;
And then, sinking low into the brown
Cold earth, down deep into the darkness,
My voice yet grows,
Flowing through the birth and rebirth
Of eternal hope, forever damned
To smell the freshness of what might be,
Lingering upon the soft edges of beauty,
Until the season turn again
To cut down my perennial blooms of thought
And magic… browning their edges with
Summer’s hot sun…