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This Mystical Heart


Do you know me? Not my worldly names,
merely form, the vessel…I see what others
do not, I feel what others may never touch,
the morning mist surrenders to the subtle sun.
Jumping in and out of existence, the anti-particle
of fear; need is scratching the back of rejection
while some in favour of blindness, preach. I am 
drawn to you the way the shore beckons the sea.
Do you know how many years I wandered the sands
searching for the oasis in time? The flute needs
only wind to make music but what makes it a song? 
Motion is the creative spirit, the harmonic breeze
moves across the openings and flute and sound
are one; a loving connection is why the shaman walks.
A Crown you chose over this pauperism,
tired of the fight; it is in the very struggle that
riches are found. Be like the Prince of Peace
and surrender to the laundry, there is no lifting up
when things are easy only trouble brings out the light.
Of the many lives within this one each death
has brought the sober terms and one by one they die
like the notes of a song, not the whole tune, a part.
Listen for the melody of this mystical heart.
Do you know me? I am the wind.
Be the vulnerable flute and hear with your body.

For White Wolf's contest ~ first poem entered on the Soup (4/07/16)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 4/15/2017 8:21:00 AM
Among the top ten finishers, Congrats Phil. Once again, deep yet basic to any who seek primordial melodies. Walking with Jesus, I remember when a driver cusses me on the highway, smile and repeat "Bless her, LORD" until I begin to smile ... unlocks some of Jesus' deepest lessons. Deep, then so simple. Yet hard for humans. Like me. shalom and Happy Easter, Sir Capitano!
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Date: 4/13/2017 7:36:00 AM
Many congrats on your win Phil its lovely to read the you first poem for the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/12/2017 10:42:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement in my contest! It was a really hard choice.
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Phil Capitano
Date: 4/13/2017 4:14:00 AM
Thanks Rick, hard to believe its been one year ~ so much has happened, it seems like a lifetime ago. Namaste.
Date: 10/27/2016 6:02:00 AM
Spoken like a shaman too! I love your first entry, Phil. I'm placing it in my fav's now.
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Phil Capitano
Date: 10/27/2016 6:42:00 AM
Thanks Rick always great to have a fan. I have been practising shamanism for many years now...the stories I've yet to tell...
Date: 7/17/2016 1:08:00 AM
Hi Phil, you really have a beautiful mind This poem slowed me down to take momens to refrain afrom my usual banter. It gave some peace with I so badly needed. Thanks for stopping by mine too
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Date: 5/19/2016 6:57:00 AM
Hi Phil. Congrats for having your work featured in the Poetry Soup homepage!! ;-)
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Date: 5/3/2016 11:09:00 AM
Lovely metaphors, and confident expression in this enigmatic piece. An excellent way to introduce yourself here on PoetrySoup, and so I bid you the warmest of welcomes, Phil. ~Michael
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Date: 5/1/2016 10:56:00 AM
Phil, you capture your thoughts with such wonderful phrases. The perfect title for the melody your flute plays through its mystical heart.
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Date: 4/7/2016 8:53:00 PM
Dear Phil, Nice first entry.. Hearty welcome to PS. Wish u a successful journey ahead.......hugs
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Date: 4/7/2016 3:30:00 PM
Phil, Welcome to Poetry soup, I hope you enjoy the community. Here, you will find friendly poets who enjoy supporting one another. I myself, enjoy reading and commenting those who want to be read. The only time I give constructive criticism is when a poet desires it. However, if for some reason the poem is not my field I will guide you to someone who is more qualified than I. Stop by and read one of my poems if you like. My poems are not perfect, but I have a feeling you might like one. I encourage you to check out the contest page and read to receive comments. Tell me a little about your poetic skills if you like. It will be my pleasure to follow and read every poem you post from here on :) We are Lucky To Have you. Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 4/7/2016 3:07:00 PM
Excellent poem Phil. Welcome to Poetry Soup
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