|Black Mountain Range including Mt. Mitchell (Black Dome)|
At the foot of Black Dome
Here in the woods, on the ridge facing south,
facing the high mountain, Black Dome,
highest peak in the East,
repository of the Earth’s strength
I awake in utter calm.
An unbroken wave of lovingkindness
emanating from Her, from Black Dome,
soothes my sleep all the night.
An ageless calm,
enhanced only by the stillness of trees,
their green age patient and long as limbs,
envelopes me, my breath, my steady heart
responding with perfect care.
I must only receive, free from the dictates
of daily must-do, open, trusting,
my guards all down, a smile on my face,
my body relaxed and at peace,
letting Her be my wisdom teacher,
just for this day.
August 8, 2013