(IF YOU WOULD BE)
BY TERRE OUWEHAND
Cradle your potential.
Ponder the mysteries of
your own spirit.
Birth God into the world, again.
This is required.
Nail your love to the tree of life.
Receive the pain of living deeply.
Do not deny creation your
blood or your laughter.
These also are required.
You are the joy.
You are the sacrifice.
This is the law.
(written on your heart,
on the stones, on the wind)
This is the wholly code.
Terre Ouwehand’s latest poetry collection,
Singing at the Center, published by Old Hand Press.
Ouwehand is a long-term Yoga student who is an
Associate Professor of English at Santa Barbara
City College where her classes include Sacred
Literature, Creative Writing, Literature, and Reading
and Composition. She is also an accomplished
playwright and poet.
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