This morning, waking from wildflower dreams
I wondered if evolution could take a leap?
Looking around, I decided to be among the first!
But I'm suggesting we all consider this chance...
Listen to the music of the wind, and listen too,
Deeply to the whirl of wildflower atoms
Gently sprouting within your mind...
This could be the beginning of a new ecstasy!
What if radiance were actually our destiny?
Would you let it's possibility caress you?
Watch the ripples that your every thought makes,
And begin to wonder if there couldn't be bliss instead...
There was a time in which we were all only possibilities
In the mindless algae in a forgotten pool long ago --
Now look! We are human beings with music and grace!
We've risen from slime and ground to stand in the Sun!
These are only words placed upon a page:
You, though, are every reason for the Universe!
What is the meaning of this poem? Only to say,
That you are most worthy of Love and this Kiss...
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.