Awakening Sadness

This term, “awakening sadness” has been with me since December 2017. I performed a Google search on that term and found an article written in the Huffington Post by Bruce Davis, Ph.D. called The Challenge of Depression After A Spiritual Awakening. The following poem is dedicated to the vagaries and vicissitudes of this phenomenon. Like so much of my output, it’s a work in progress…


There comes an awakening sadness
Between the human and the divine
Despite an ever-growing gladness
From spiritual growth, genuine

The challenge here is to integrate
Both sides of existence, to the whole
To experience and consecrate
The sweet wine of both body and soul

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