Poem for Dancers

Moving Prayers

by Katlyn Breene

Carry your prayers
Like jewels upon your breast
Like honey upon your lips

Hold your prayers
Like the egg of a wild bird
Like a sleeping child,
Ever so lightly, yet so strong

Embrace your prayers
Like a lover who is leaving on a journey
Then let them go with a smile

Dance your prayers
Into the present
Every step a heart beat
Into the earth

Find your prayers
Inside every breath,
Let them open you
Until you are filled with tears
Of phenomenal blessedness

Release your prayers
Like sweet smoke
Spiraling between earth and heaven —
By forgetting the words…


Journal, Volume 2 Issue 12