World-Making Song

Posted on May 27, 2020

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I’m here for the ritual.

I’m here to be cleansed.

 

Congas, bass, and violin sing.

A man’s chanting OM.

He says,

“Everybody OM.”

I OM.

Everyone around me OMS.

 

I let the rhythms

reorganize me

on the inside.

 

Breath sweeps mind.

Groove sweeps soul.

 

China cymbal

drops a pebble

into the pond.

Ripples pass through me.

I breathe,

and I’m clean,

bathing in the water of spirit,

the water of life.

 

I sink down.

Water envelops me–

and darkness.

 

Earth Diver!

Show me how

to be a world-maker.

 

I’m going to do it

with this song.

 

Every breath,

every,

every,

every

breath

 

is holy, holy, holy,

holy OM.

 

With OM we make a holy world,

a holy world of peace.


I wrote this poem at a Crazy Wisdom show. Muruga was the drummer. He’s an inspiration.

Whenever I play music, I, like an earth diver, go deep and create a holy world of peace with my bandmates.

Music is good medicine.


lisa eddy is a writer, researcher, educator, advocate,  musician, and gardener.

On Twitter: @lisa_eddy

On email: lisagay.eddy1@gmail.com

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