The Ravine

The Ravine

Sun shining through a steep drop in the earth.

A ravine,
Left alone,
As if from antiquity.

A steep and deep crevasse,
Bubbling forth water
Over rocks and grass.

Flowing water leaves the recesses and moves into  the  light.

Moss and undergrowth
So pristine.

In the sun quietly,
Lay a king and queen,
Love evergreen.

Azaleas blooming in the deep forest.

Two chess pieces,
Embracing,
In a bed of earth,
A velvet sheen.

Thawing beneath
Leaves in a dream,
Warming,
By degrees.

©2012 Cindy Eksuzian, all rights reserved.

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One Response to The Ravine

  1. When I wrote this poem and the pictures came to me I was struck by a sense of “depth.” How easy it is, to go through our daily existence, all of our multi-tasking and rushing around and not allow our sensitivity to engage for the deeper meaning of things, life etc. We all do this! Sometimes its appropriate for objectivity and sometimes its not for we need to bloom compassion.

    I would love to say this poem is about romance and it could be! But the deeper meaning is in the bottomless feeling one has upon hearing the words ravine and evergreen…. and the knowing they offer in a sense, possibility, when compassion floods their essence.

    What is a blessing of creativity, life, or romance, without knowing the sense of God’s love embodied inside it?

    St Paul says this well:

    1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 The Excellence of Love

    4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

    5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered

    6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

    7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    8 Love never fails

    The compassion in God’s love is endless, bottomless, eternal.

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