The Ways of Self-Salvation (How to Be Born) by Kerfe Roig (HOW TO Series)

My pantoum “The Ways of Self-Salvation” has been published as part of the Silver Birch Press “How To” series.

Silver Birch Press

expectation-1909The Ways of Self-Salvation (How to Be Born)
by Kerfe Roig

Demanding patience, spirit grows deep—
nourished and carried near to the heart.
Waiting, waiting, my soul for to keep—
shadows breathing and falling apart.

Nourished and carried near to the heart—
the third eye opens, window and mirror.
Shadows breathing and falling apart—
beginning is singing, ending is near.

The third eye opens, window and mirror—
the ripeness growing, large and complete.
Beginning is singing, ending is near—
emptying follows, head and then feet

The ripeness growing, large and complete—
rocking inside a musical voice.
Emptying follows, head and then feet—
atoms laughing in naked warm noise.

Rocking inside a musical voice—
no thoughts to speak, no dreams to word.
Atoms laughing in naked warm noise—
diving like oceans, skying like birds.

No thoughts to speak, no dreams to word—
demanding patience, spirit grows deep.
Diving like oceans, skying…

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21 responses to “The Ways of Self-Salvation (How to Be Born) by Kerfe Roig (HOW TO Series)”

  1. marialberg says :

    I really like the line “Atoms laughing in naked warm noise.” This poem has a nice build and flow.

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  2. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Congratulations, Kerfe. I left a comment on the original site.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. msjadeli says :

    “Beginning is singing, ending is near—
    emptying follows, head and then feet”
    the process of metamorphosis and change so eloquently articulated. The whole poem sings.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ken / rivrvlogr says :

    I agree about the flow of this. Your pantoum works well for the birth process.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Miss Swiss says :

    Congratulations! Wonderful work.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. merrildsmith says :

    Congratulations, Kerfe. I love the circling and repetition–just the way life is.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Your poem is so beautiful, Marta. It feels as if it is singing your lovely words. Congratulations. Great post.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    Brilliant! Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. judeitakali says :

    Oh my. Outstanding and beautiful.😍

    Like

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