Walking into Love

We walk into love
with purposeful footfalls
mimicking leisure
as if in a park in Moscow
honoring summer
blessed by the
benevolent moonlight
or as if through
dozens of torii
at Fushima Inari Taisha
flanked by messages
directed to Heaven
or as if in a communion
with an azure dawn
on a dulcet dance
to the edge of destiny.

After the many cases
of falling
love is open
to something gentler
than the usual trespass.

We walk into it
bearing rustic boughs
of sun-kissed fruit,
baskets of conversation,
and a profound
appreciation for rain.
We walk into it
with our flesh,
having once been given over
to both hunger pains
and short-lived satiety,
no longer a vessel
nor an instrument
but a hallowed offering.

We walk into it
with virtue
and all that we have left
all that are ever
worth keeping
with the thirteenth verse
of the First Book of
Corinthians seared
beyond memory
beyond words
like a song we breathe
like a subtle garment
of the sun.

I will walk toward you
without fear
if you walk toward me
prepared to live
like the blue flame,
closer to the Source,
blasphemy and prophecy
like fall leaves,
crunching beneath
the soles of our feet.

21 thoughts on “Walking into Love

  1. Lovely Iris! I too work on your behalf. Great things will come soon 😀 Your expansively glorious art remains both personal and universal.

  2. Hey sweetheart, how are you? Thank you for sharing these beautiful words with me. I really enjoyed. I had to look up a few of the words Therefore in return learning some definitions. That excites me. I love that. Please continue to keep them coming!!!!

  3. Hey!!! Wow! And it does explain how i feel right now with finding new love! See i knew it you always capture the right moment and feeling!! Kudos!!! of course indeed anything you write anyway is always amazing! So far my 2011 is okay trying to start over you know about what we talked about awhile ago so the hope is not gone yah know?!! 🙂

  4. Very beautiful. However, I think we need to sometimes watch at what we’re walking into. Everyone’s intention is not love.

  5. Wow! I’ve never heard loved defined so intellectually beatiful as this…((APPLAUSE))..I am honored that you wanted to share this great piece with me…thank you

  6. Iris…….thanks for Sharing…..I must say….that everytime I read your words…..my eyes sparkle…my heart smiles..and my mind is free…..my spirit is lifted ….and as a dove…I am guided to land upon ur words …….Thank U For Sharing…. Ur Awesome….thank u Father for my sister…and your Daughter…..

  7. I like your poetry. It is very calming, sweet, relaxing, and it puts my mind at ease. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Iris, my darling ……..i’m so very much inspired with ur love words …..so much that i wished u could be here for me every mornin when i wake to drop some inspriration n my ear and heart ~if i had a lil box that i could wind up and then hear yopu sayin these words my God my food would be flawless !!!!!! Well not to toot my own horn be it’s close to flawless !!!!LOL but with your poetict fierceness is a very refreshing dessert, that could be had mornin, noon, or night!!! ……….i just adore your vision ….very good for all of us to envelope what choo spillin ! Bravo Iris O. xoxoxoxoxo ♥

  9. Beloved Iris, you have captured “love” in a way that only you can! Thank you for your personal words to me on my FB page, you’re the best! But this poem, WOW! Makes me really think long and hard about my future wife and how she better make me feel! (smile) Continue to share your wondrous and illuminating mind with us!

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