The Hushed Portal #writephoto

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The Hushed Portal

In response to Sue Vincent’s

Thursday photo prompt – Still water… #writephoto

⦿

The dark wall at which you have been staring opens

Breathing,

You breathe for calm and hold its presence

Knowing,

That something truly new is happening

Happening,

As your skin happens, now tingling as a child’s might

Your child,

Not as given birth, but as born anew, from within

Within,

As, matched into the moment, you rise, seeing

Seeing,

As thought and memory drop away, leaving only Being

Being,

Which maps itself, and guides your trusting feet

Walking,

Walking through the portal to the impossible beach

Walking from beach to the spit of dark land

Narrowing,

Narrowing your walk as your stride ends the land

Feeling,

Feeling the new waters lap your toes, ankles, thighs

Laughing

Laughing as dying fear is washed away in endless, depthless joy

Smiling,

Smiling with the joy of sunrise

Smiling with the joy

Smiling with

Smiling alone

Never alone again

⦿

©Stephen Tanham 2016

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8 Comments Add yours

    1. stevetanham says:

      Thank you, Alethea x

      Liked by 1 person

  1. KL Caley says:

    Oh lovely, such a joyful ending. Great job on the prompt! KL ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. stevetanham says:

      Thank you! Joy was the objective, though I think a few people wondered ‘going in’ so to speak.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. macjam47 says:

    I loved the ending.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. stevetanham says:

      Thank you. I enjoyed writing that one, it just flowed onto the page.

      Liked by 1 person

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