Transforming

I translate stars into daydreams
I make rain and rainbows into
      freshly squeezed joy
I breathe the air of possibility
I swim deep in rivers of passion
I use my loneliness as
      a stepping stone to love
I am on the march to freedom
I tend to my blossoming soul

—Terri Guillemets, 2019 July 11th

Raindrop days, lightning moments

We all have those moments in our lives that transform us — something small or big happens and we’re never the same.

Sometimes we remember these moments in our personal histories as leaps, or falls — or just serendipitous wanderings — from one life segment to the next.

Or we mark them like stars on a map of self — constellations of life-changing moments. Some seem crazy small and wouldn’t even register as stars in others’ systems. But in our own they blaze bright.

Or maybe our days are raindrops and our lives rolling clouds and these moments are lightning strikes. Raindrop days, lightning-strike moments.

These maps and moments imprint our souls, our minds, our memorious hearts. Our stories of self are made from them.

—Terri Guillemets, 2018 May 28th

At the window watching raindrops

At the window —
Watching raindrops glide off the leaves
They’re
Sweat dripping off your brow
As you make love to me in the thunder
A bird plays in the puddle under the tree
Its skinny legs dipping in life
Beak happy, wings at the ready — being
Just being
Our love, present, moment
Now
Always
Don’t think
Flow off the leaves
Slide
Land gracefully in the puddle of life
Ride the ripple
Love
Always love.

—Terri Guillemets, 2015 June 5th

End scene

wisp, puff, swirl, glow, shine
float, shade, grow, gray, darken
break, open, release, rain, drench
wander, lighten, disperse, fade

—Terri Guillemets, 2010 March 13th

Sky-happy

Foggy heavy-gray teary-eyed low-hanging
snow-stuffed melancholy winter clouds

Impulsive wayward turbulent thick-swift-dark
tempestuous hail-angered storm clouds

Sprinkling lighthearted fanciful breeze-drifted
rainbow-nestled April-hued springtime clouds

Enormous white-fluffy fairydust-fringed
frolicsome sun-illumed carefree summer clouds

Thunderous intense restless rain-soaked
lightning-streaked July-dyed monsoon clouds

Azure-skylit sunglow-slanted edge-gleaming
white-silver billowy contemplative autumn clouds

Vivid vibrant blissful dawn-lit joy-beamed
daybreak-florid sunrise-tinted morning clouds

Aimless airy midday-lazy wandering listless
mountaintop-floating leisurely afternoon clouds

Amber-ablaze day’s-end-pink ephemeral-amethyst
evening-welcome smoky-embered sunset clouds

Lambent star-flanked luminous moon-halo’d
glowing shadow-painted skygazers’ night clouds

—Terri Guillemets, 2007 August 3rd