New Story

What will rise
and what will follow,
what will fall
into the yawning deep?
The return comes,
the departing go
and in the earth
the sound of water
and rush of stones.
It is not your time
and not my time;
it is the time
of the ancient
and the time of soil.
Veins in the earth
open with silver
and the round moon shines
luminescent like gold.
Great fish break surface
and grasslands thrum
with becoming.
Broken bones
dissolve into wheat
and people gather
to the heartbeat of drums.
Out of the east
a bright light comes walking
and up from the sea
diamonds emerge.
Remembered and forgotten
the great book closes
and the whole earth opens
to the new story,
ready and waiting
for that story to be told.



New Story


10 Responses to “New Story”

  1. Tony Palombo says:

    Very beautiful, Don, at so many levels applicable. Thank you.

  2. Bill Dare says:

    Thx, Bro… taking your poem w/ me to a RAW training in ID… I’ll Trust I have your permission to share.

  3. Beautiful. Speaks powerfully to my deep, ancient self while opening doors of possibility to new.
    Possibility? Nay, probability. Certainty. Absoluteness.

  4. Eric Dunn says:

    Deep and profound. Thank you Don!

  5. A poem to greet life with each day….encompassing the richness of being

  6. We used to talk about “letting go to” instead of “letting go of”. In my heart, your poem is a beautiful prayer of letting go to, letting go to something bringing beauty, even if the beauty doesn’t include humans anymore. The beauty is what counts.

    What time I have left is dedicated to bringing beauty–like the line in Isaiah, beauty for ashes. Even if what I bring changes nothing in the bigger picture, the beauty is what matters to me.

  7. Bill Gordon says:


    Beautiful imagery in your words….they go so well with the photo choice!

    I love the closing lines:

    “the whole earth opens
    to the new story,
    ready and waiting
    for that story to be told”

    My mind has been focused recently on the power of story….

  8. Pichay says:

    Thank you, Don. I co-sign with Lloyd in his comment. I co-sign with you in honouring Father Sky and Mother Earth.

  9. David Banner says:

    Don…we are the agents of the new becoming….what a joy and a privilege AND a responsibility!

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