Bodypsalm for Solitude

Burst 2 – Behind Closed Door Series  Artwork by Dobee Snowber

 Sip the sweetness

of your own solitude

a communion with yourself

in the season given to you

 a mist sings over your limbs

softening your joints

releasing fluid between your bones

here is the oil to tenderize

demands and responsibilities

 what some may perceieve

as loneliness is the invitation

for a rare union –

 the fragrance of silence

bringing space in the spine

undergirding each turning

in the fall of your life

revealing heart’s yearning.

 Be embraced

through   a l o n e n e s s

the door to the inside

and secret passage

to the Beloved

and entrance to the home

of being loved

& being love.


in the nest

of your inner habitat

and find your deep nature

greeting you.



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8 Responses to “Bodypsalm for Solitude”

  1. Carolyn Kenny Says:

    Dear Celeste,

    Thank you for this amazing BodyPslam. As I shared with you, I’m in a period of “aloneness” myself for different and same reasons. So your beautiful words and phrases bring me comfort while I embrace the process that brought me to this place, praying and inviting a deep change. This gentle sadness “who” has taken up residence in my heart lives.


  2. Celeste Says:

    Thank you so much Carolyn…and your deep attention to how life unfolds for you gives
    me courage…your words you live so beautiful..taking up residence in your life. joy, Celeste

  3. Lorna Ramsay Says:

    Being love. Yes, Celeste. Thank you for inviting me to take time with your poetry in stillness…allowing myself to listen. Being courage, Celeste.

  4. gene Says:

    And the deep nature that greets you leads you down the path of creation, into the place of creating the awesome poetry of your life. We can now rejoice in the silence of winter.

    I am so ever grateful for your beautiful words. Gracias.

  5. Celeste Says:

    and you my dear exude beautiful deep nature always…thankyou for your response..Joy to you!!!

  6. Celeste Says:

    you are welcome dear Lorna…you know this well..being courage. joy, Celeste

  7. Ray Says:

    Truly sublime ~ I will meditate on your poetry as I look across English Bay and commune with what the universe has offered me this morning, right outside my door, with calling birds and wind off the waves

  8. Celeste Says:

    what a beautiful response Ray…you are living the bodypsalm in the texture of the sea

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