(Feeling) Enlightened

Traveling through time and
space, certain the world
as I see it is real, I
miss signposts along the
way leading to
Enlightenment.

Perceived reality in the
quest for enlightenment
isn’t about doing or
having or being
better than someone
else.

It’s not about
doing or
being or
having
at all.

Feeling enlightened just is.

Feeling enlightened is a
moment,
a feeling,
a spark of light.
Knowledge I’m not looking for
but know when I find it.

 

© Hilary Clark ~ August 31, 2020

 

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

Fish Tails

Off the coast of
Florida, my son chased
marlin, tuna, and grouper
like he was born with a
rod in his hand.  The cooler
filled with his victories.  The
sun rose, crested, and waned.

A bite!

The line screams off the
reel.  Digging in, one
hard crank.  Another.
The line runs.  He reels harder.
Water churns, a battle on the
food chain.

The line goes slack.

He’s lost.  Reeling in the
lure, he learns – not a loss.
A shared victory.  Two thirds of a
tuna for him, the fish
tail to a shark.

 

© Hilary Clark ~ August 5, 2020

 

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

(Feeling) Connected

You are a spiritual
being living a
human existence,
always connected to
the All and the Everything
by the magical star
stuff from which you are made.

You are always connected:
to neighbors, to friends,
to black, brown and white,
to family and strangers,
the near and the far.

All the same star stuff.
All the same magic.

Alone in your home,
alone in the world,
alone in your heart —
all are illusions.

To feel the connection,
listen to your heart beat.
Breathe deep, and
on the exhale,
hear my heart beat too.

We are connected.

 

© Hilary Clark ~ July 9, 2020

 

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.