Post 216: waves, ancient, smudge sticks, friends, Syria, Ethiopia, South Carolina, poem, painting

by Carol Bass


WHAT A WAVE CAN DO (solstice thoughts)

I want to make smudge sticks for my friends
brush smoke around our earthly bodies
clearing away sins while we sing
washed by the love
of the ancients
the wise

on the way to collect
cedar and rosemary
sage and sweet grass

I saw 2 women walking
on the right of the road
waving, smiling to a man raking
across the way

all for us
this wave
of universal dancing
supplying enough love nutrients
for Syria and Ethiopia
Greenland and America
for you and for me