Far from edges of the woods
O’er the crest of hills,
Beyond a river’s flowing blood
And heaven’s window sill

Deep within our beating hearts
Laced throughout our lungs,
Printed on our finger pads
And written on our tongues

The same that’s found in man and beast
The same in tree and flower,
In oceans wet and deserts dry
We share a reverent power

For universe expansive, vast
Its energy within,
Running current, vibrant threads
Through all that makes us kin

To lose one’s sight of all that is
Will dampen at its core,
Potential peace, potential joy
Potential evermore

~ Leana Delle
Sunday, December 8, 2019
2019 Sunday Poetry Challenge – Number forty-eight of fifty-two
Photo Credit: Logan Lambert