although i am away from you
between us there is no distance.
i know the world we tried to build
crumbled to the sea.
life is full of flow and resistance,
somedays joy, somedays tragedy.
yet the sun rises and sets to see
love in all her children dance.

there is a place we hold within,
where everything we wish to be we are;
a silent space beyond bone and skin,
where light lives within the dark.
a place where we are lovers free,
more than the weight we are burdened by;
where we are much more than absentees,
where we are never born and will not ever die.

© phillip mellor 2015

In The Heart of Every Man

Below the blue ice shines, the clouds they form a heaven.
Between the earth and stars the thin horizon line is endless.
Before watchful eyes we wander both near and yet so far.
From the highest perch we watch ourselves and wonder who we are.

To let go and trust our destiny in the Divine’s master plan.
For all the answers that we seek are in the heart of every man.

And the ageless pilgrim passes between the swords of right and wrong,
To dissolve the nature of extremes and sing his only song.
This is where we come to pass on all our lonely nights,
And days returned from distance shores are brought into the light.

To fulfil the sea’s devotion and the sky that soothes the land,
All these things they bloom inside the heart of every man.

The trees of day they wake to greet the sparrow’s gentle feet.
The brush of wind that watches in and cools the summer’s heat.
Then along the pathway seasons pass but nothing really does,
Only transcends back to innocence voice and innocent love.

In the wordless winds I think I hear a voice that understands,
That all are one beneath the sun and in the heart of every man.

© Phillip Mellor 2015

Beloved Prayer

Tip out every last drop of me
Fill me up with you.

Take my name and cast it out
Upon your great seas.
For I am nothing but blue.

Dissolve my want and needs,
Evaporate them in your sun;
Shine in my heart today

And in the hearts of everyone.

© Phillip Mellor 2015