I wrote this poem as a gift for Ia “Marie” Villatuya. I was so touched by her sadness especially since we had just finished a theatre production of “Arkiteknik: The New Cultural Landscape” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA on October 21 and 22, 2000. Would you believe that I wrote this poem in 30 minutes as a “dedication page” for a journal that I gave to her as a present. To check out the authenticity of this lovely human being, I invite you to visit her at www.IaVillatuya.com.
AFTER THE FIRST TIME was my first attempt to describe my first HEALING MASSAGE experience.
Is this what it’s like
To slow down my pace,
To feel my heart beat in a slow tempo,
Ta-dum, ta-dum, ta-dum,
To focus on each breath that I take
And softly exhale through my mouth,
Imagining a misty fog blowing gently, so gently.
A VERY SPECIAL BOND accurately describes the feelings between two people who are attracted to each other’s energy.
It happens all the time,
You meet someone for the first time
And after all the niceties of easy conversation,
You feel an emotional gravitational pull
Toward each other — an attraction, a connection.
Your conversation sparkles with mirth and wit,
Ideas and feelings spontaneously spilling out,
Tasting like the mellow richness of vintage wine,
You are aware of a delicious tingle in your spine,
An obvious blush in your cheeks,
Your eyes igniting excitement and understanding,
Your hands consciously seeking, wanting to touch,
Wanting to feel each other’s warmth.
Awed by the magnificence of each other’s life force,
You caress each other with words that only speak of joy,
Your thoughts echo in resonance even as
People you love share a different wavelength,
You see each other’s face in the midst of a challenging day,
In a secret garden of peace and bliss
Where you feel like a blooming flower,
Every petal a kiss of beauty,
So real that it’s quite magical.
This special bond of friendship is yours to keep forever,
You were destined to meet at an intersection of choices,
Drink in each other’s energy, slowly and passionately,
What you share will make you both feel loved and celebrated,
Together, your talents will convince the disenchanted ones
To listen to their restless hearts and heal their convoluted minds,
Their spirits uplifted, you will inspire them to create a wealth of love,
You will be there when they share their moments of truth.
Talk with an openness that knows no boundaries of fear,
Touch each other with kindness and strength,
Sleep with a smile you know both of you can feel,
There’s a lifetime to explore
Being the recipient of each other’s love and trust
That promises incredible depth, monumental joy.
You want more of this.
Â© Lorna Dietz, December 2000.