Jean Marie Gunner

Jean Marie Gunner
We are all basically good.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

DRAGON WITH PEARL


 There is a watery, unfathomable creature

Clutching in its talons

A pearl

Exposed, white, shimmering jewel of the sea

Only found once in a lifetime

If the dragon opens his claws and lets go

The pearl falls to the frothing, turbulent sea below

No longer protected by its outer hard shell

Or the fiery, fierce dragon who carried the pearl this far

The pearl is completely vulnerable now

Open

Raw

Meeting the world

Round

Whole

Awake

The magnificent ordinary magic of the world

Is alive all around

The dragon has carried the pearl as far as he can

Protected it

Held it

Breathed fire

To keep it safe

Even enshrined it

But the time to let go has come

So the pearl falls to the world’s waters below

Exposed with a wide heart

Open to its existence

Never ever to forget the dragon’s embrace


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