"THE CALLING....."

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© David de London
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UploadedApril 30, 2014
TakenJune 23, 2010
MakeFujifilm
ModelFinePix J250
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5.1
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode
Focal Length25.5 mm
ISO400
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THE CALLING

In that quiet time,

between waking

and waking,

in that dim dreamtime,

have I been called

and strong is the calling.

The place of the calling,

the place where I am going,

and what I must do

when I get there

allows no promises

to what I must leave behind.

Long has it been

since I have seen this land

of high shining mountains

deep green forests

white tumbling waters,

and now in my dreamtime

has it called me home

and I must go.

I am driven to this land

of open skies and far horizons.

This land far toward

the setting sun

has whispered in my sleeping,

in my dreamtime,

and even now while I wake

and will give me no peace

until I answer.

Leaving this old life behind,

the rising sun at my back.

And I must go alone,

that where I go,

and what I do

must be mine alone,

to walk that land once more,

that I may find who lives

within this mind and body

that the walking of the land

may heal the wounds

of heart and spirit,

perhaps a cleansing, a purging,

that what and who I have been

no longer fits this person

who lives within me.

Little of this life may I take

with me as I travel

light and swift.

Yet little space is taken up

by memories that warm the heart

on cold dark nights alone,

and dreams of that waiting land.

I am called,

and I must go home.

Silver Bear

(october 2003)

15 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (30 Apr 2014):

    Wow..epic and amazing poem and image..just filled with emotion..

  • David de London

    David de London said (30 Apr 2014):

    Lynn...thanks for the good words.

  • Demetrius Chryssikos

    Demetrius Chryssikos said (1 May 2014):

    Impressive !!!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (3 May 2014):

    This is a stunning capture but your poem was heartfelt and so beautiful David.....

  • David de London

    David de London said (3 May 2014):

    Barbara, your thoughts and words are much appreciated

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (4 May 2014):

    Wonderful !

  • David de London

    David de London said (4 May 2014):

    Barbara Kurth...thanks for the spot light

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (5 May 2014):

    Beautiful capture! Perfect!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (5 May 2014):

    superb capture

  • Klaus Reich

    Klaus Reich gave props (7 May 2014):

    Just beautiful - poem and image

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (7 May 2014):

    Wonderful poetry and image!

  • Jen Mars

    Jen Mars gave props (8 May 2014):

    lovely entry!

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (9 May 2014):

    So mysterious!

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (9 May 2014):

    The image is striking and so is the poem. I know just how you must feel.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (9 May 2014):

    Beautiful Papa Bear... image and prose.

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