Friday, December 23, 2005

The World by My Side

I am a poet in my mind.
I wonder at THINGS and you.

words that I say
cannot give justice
to the experience of us.
yet I am desperate
almost violently so
to let the world touch it

You are the world by my side.
You affirm my mere existence.

without talking
we exchange enchantments
denying the need to filter dreams
all that I am
is calmly nurtured
in your generous mind

And for me to realize this wonder
I need only share your eyes

—me strauss Letting me be


garnet david said...

Liz- this is one of the most clearly spiritual poems of yours I've read. It's a prayer, and a beautiful one at that.

I've been reading about the Gospel of Thomas, which interpretes Jesus teachings in a way I can understand, where Heaven is inside us. That's the way I see it, at least.


mergrl said...

beautiful my friend! (hugs)

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, David,
I hold this one very dear. I think I agree that heaven is inside us too.

I feel it true.

ME Strauss said...

Hello mergrl,
How do you say so many lovely things??

You are the mergrl by my side. Saying love things each night.
Things what I write cannot possibly explain how you do it.

Jozef Imrich, Esq. said...

Again ... kindness and wisdom filter through, sunny Liz ;-)

The highest wisdom is kindness.
-The Talmud

Next year will be bigger than ever. Take it easy, run a risk, have fun, go for it!

May 2006 be peppered with kindness and sunny ideas - no matter how greay the sky might appear

ME Strauss said...

How good to see you!
Thank you, dear one, for stopping by. Hope you see to it this year gets over for sure.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts:
all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
-Psalm 42

When I read your poem the above verse came to my mind.

You words are profound.

God bless.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you so much, Orikinia.
God bless you and make your holidays beautiful.

Tanda said...

I can hear your soul *sigh* when I read your poetry, Liz.

And, I must admit, it's contagious.


Doug said...

I agree, it's a beautiful poem.

zilla said...


could "the only way to the kingdom of heaven is through me" be a mistranslation of "the only way to the kingdon of heaven is through yourself"?

What do YOU think?

What do you, think, Liz?

I'm sorry I'm unable to stop by as often as I would like. First, because you deserve to be read; second because I often feel more centered when I leave here.

Merry Ho-Ho, Happy Holies, Glad Tidings, and mostly wishing you comfort and joy for '06.

Cuz ya rock.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Tanda,
Thank you for listening to what I'm not saying.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, Doug
Don't worry.
I don't do poetry that often.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Zilla,
I feel the same about reading you. I feel more grounded when I come back from the coffeehouse.

The only way to heaven is up to you is my take on it.


Rain said...

A beautiful poem. Happy Holidays to you.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you,Rain,
Happy Holidays to you.
May you enjoy every minute of them.

Jennifer said...

Ahh this is the first time I've been able to get at your post for the first time in three days! I don't know what was up. Anyhow, catching up on all your posts! I felt deprives these past days.

Beautiful poem.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Jennifer,
Thank you for staying with it.
Something has been fishy with my blog.

I'm so glad you like this poem it has some special meaning to me.