Culture & Art Ethnic Lore Family & Community Feelings & Emotions Poetry Women's Affairs

Our Karma [Sestina Poem]

Like the irreplaceable smile of a daughter.
She in a warm hug is precious love.
A device we all learn about is time.
It builds our relationship, a good conversation,
we find we became everyday friends,
in a homeland of old where we are a community.

Talks are soft and creative in our community.
A karmic choice of benefit, a daughter.
Discussion shifts to root deeper our friends.
Interests and understanding are why we share love.
Layers of emotions and feelings in our conversation.
In creative flow no one notices time.

So much of it passed and we do not want to waste time.
United in vision and practice is our community.
Tea steeping, coffee brewing during conversation.
Like space and distance apart do not matter, my daughter
Weaving in glances, words and thoughts, love.
Loyal companions and honest friends.

Sharing and caring about each other, my friends
Ours lasts forever, I do not know about everyone’s time.
This is something to know and understand, love.
Intense and red-hot feelings can emerge in our community.
Together we abide by all circumstance my daughter,
No silent pauses in our conversation.

Like we never have enough of conversation,
Toils and troubles we share as friends,
We are holding together ancestral karma my daughter
In passing of it I sense the endlessness of time.
How we know what to say and do in community,
To have people who we resonate with, people we know live love.

Deeper than blood connection of love.
Thoughts are like a silent conversation.
Relying on the interconnectedness in community,
Gathered in work, play and words to share with friends.
Awaiting an end makes us feel the passing of time.
It brings me joy and happiness to be with you my daughter.

As humanity we could not live without community. Standing together in wisdom and love.
You became my special, observant daughter. We rarely misunderstand our conversation.
We unite under common aim knowing our value as friends. Patience wins over time.

This is a complex French verse called Sestina.

Photo of Strasbourg France where I lived for almost 2 years. Unsplash

By Maria Aleksa Szewczyk

Maria Aleksa Sonam Wangmo (she/Goddess) 🖋 my family name is Szewczyk. 🌴🦦🌴
I am weird. I believe in nature & nurture. I am an Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor. I have a husband Loten Dahortsang. I have a daughter Kata.
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! That’s for my family. 🐚🪨
I have a mandala.
I have Big Love in my life. I have children.
Chocolate is my friend. We are teachers. Chocolate has much to teach.
We love to help people. 🧉

💕Motherhood is important 🌬

I am an Author. ☮️ to people.
Art, culture & language of women 💃🏻
Ooh la la la la la