By Kalayna Colibri
For Jelelle Awen on her birthday…
I had to write you something new this year. I was going to go find the poem I wrote for you before, but because you and I are both in such brand new phases right now, I wanted to write something that reflects our re-arising and reNEWing relationship, while honouring all of our phases together so far over the last few years and all of the challenges we have faced in ourselves and in our bond too.
I am truly, deeply honoured by your powerful presence in my life and the ongoing love and support you ripple out to me in many levels both subtle and obvious.
I have witnessed your growth and healing as you’ve witnessed and helped facilitate my own. I am blessed to call you both “friend” and “teacher” and take neither honour for granted.
It’s not just another trip around the sun
It’s a further dip into the waves of your personal sun
The one that shines brightly
And beacons us all homeward
To our unique heart-homes withIN.
You serve love through the YINspiration
Planted within your heart and soul bed
and dynamic leavings and enterings, both.
You YINspire my own trajectories
And within the love flow between us
Which reflects and informs
All other relationships
I could ever have and do have
In my life and heart today.
You are the continued template
Even as you always give me back to me
And encourage my own uniqueness to shine
To say I’ve learned a ton from you
Would understate the value
Of everything you’ve led
And continue to lead
With the strength of a lioness
And the softness of a swan.
I love you!!
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