In this earth


forest daily illumination

We walk among parallel trees,

our feet beating patterns in the same soft earth.

Yet peering at your distant peaks my heart leaps –

imagining with joy that day that I’ll reach you,

unaware that there is no reaching you

because you are already here,

in these trees,

in this earth,

in this place

where I now

am standing.



8 thoughts on “In this earth

  1. meredithabe April 22, 2016 / 3:46 am

    I looooove this! It’s so beautiful and so vivid. Love you sis. Xoxo

    Sent with love from my handy iPhone


  2. meredithabe April 22, 2016 / 3:47 am

    So do you pick this art work to go w it? Or does if just appear? It’s such a gorgeous picture.

    Sent with love from my handy iPhone


    • ingridclaire April 22, 2016 / 10:52 am

      I definitely pick the artwork. Last week I used (with permission) one of Michelle Wegner’s photographs. This photo came from’s meditation with nature (the website my spiritual director started and that hosted my poetry in January). This was the photo that inspired the poem, so I wanted to have it here as well. I’ve done that a couple other times with photo/art from dailyillumination. 🙂

      • meredithabe April 26, 2016 / 12:18 am

        I love it!! That’s so awesome!

  3. Name Pending April 22, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    “…because you are already there.” Yes! Love this!

    • ingridclaire September 23, 2017 / 11:36 am

      wow you’re right! no that wasn’t necessarily intentional but we’ll say my subconscious made it happen!

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