Monday, October 20, 2014

Openness — Love

Free flowing, like a clear mountain stream,
tumbling down unobstructed.
Open wide, like the arms of a tree,
to the heavens above.
Like the radiance of a flower,
unfolding for all to see,
is the open mind, the open heart
in it´s natural state
of giving and receiving,
called love.

Love is openness
as fear is closed-ness.
It is not a commodity,
but a quality, a condition,
through which
all things come and go.

From you to me
and from me to you,
soft as the whisper of a breeze,
sweet as a song,
strong as a mighty river.
We open to each other
and the universe
opens within us.

— Russell Rosander

An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. Russell hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of Russell's writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories where Openness — Love first appeared.

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