Places of Healing





Primavera Forest / Bosque La Primavera


This forest holds my heart

Este bosque sostiene mi corazón

Rio Caliente shimmers below us

a waterfall tumble with clouds of heat

we climb and scramble carefully

over rocks as we cross the heated mist

sharp scent of pine and mesquite crackle

under our feet as the sun heats the hillside

below us the convent is tucked into a curve

of river where women come to heal

they are washed by the river

it arrives in their innermost places as the nun

muy vieja       brings vegetables herbs and prayer

she will look into your eyes to consider

your chances and her resources

este bosque sostiene mi corazón

this river flows through my heart



muy vieja -very old

Rio Caliente -Hot River



About elainereardon

Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, pottery, painting—bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.
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1 Response to Places of Healing

  1. shelleyhines says:

    Your words are so DELICIOUS, that I am there NOW♡

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