How It Will Be

When lights go down,
the wheels stop turning
we’ll be left with night sky,
morning quiet,
an emptiness that welcomes.
We’ll stop grinding our lives like corn
and circle dance with whales.
Our feet will drum the earth,
the rivers rise with joy,
we’ll be humans
beneath a star filled sky
and wondrous the beholding.



photograph by Shawn Malone


18 Responses to “How It Will Be”

  1. ravenstalk says:

    To be in rhythm with the stars and then experience the joy and the satisfaction of their dance…

  2. Maggie Causey says:

    Just wonderful, Don — and exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you for your healing insight.

  3. Pichai says:

    …and a little more humane….thanks, Don.

  4. Bill Dare says:

    Truly spectacular my Brother. Love reading your gifts out loud.

  5. Rose Meeker says:

    Beautiful! And may we touch that peace now…

  6. maria says:

    Love the joy!

  7. Linda Barnes says:

    okay…shows where I am: “grinding our lives like corn” hit too close too home. Thanks for making us open our eyes.

  8. Eric Dunn says:

    Looking forward to a new world!

  9. Maria Jimenez Frid says:

    I have always loved the darkening of the skies, the beginning of the quiet time, the slowing down time………..this is a lovely poem, Don!

  10. Stan Grindstaff says:

    Expansive & free… Celestial connection… There is limitless wonder in your invocations Don… Each poem is a vigorous affirmation of sublime friendship… in the now of now we know blended beauty… Namaste

  11. David Banner says:

    Getting off the wheel of samsara……relaxing and allowing what is to be just that….yum!

  12. Gene Latimer says:

    Thanks as always, my friend…

  13. Bonnie Palombo says:

    Mmmmmm . ..

  14. Veronica Lim says:

    Don, I cannot begin to tell you how many times in recent years I have longed to see a truly star-filled sky, with the milky way fully visible. Perhaps this longing comes from a deep desire for a greater sense of connection with the natural world, with our own spiritual nature.

  15. Keith Fairmont says:

    our feet will drum the earth!
    love this line.

  16. Chaz says:

    Wondrous indeed!

  17. Robin Bryant says:

    What beautiful images to live now, ..a home recognized.

  18. Anne Blaney says:

    I’m with you on this one, Don…looking up at the Milky Way with wonder and kinship. Truly one of life’s best experiences available to man. Often wonder if bears and other creatures look up and see the sky. Great thanks for this gem.

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