Friday, March 30, 2012

chrysalis

she enters as one
weary of the struggle

the slow crawl
of a soul in agony
to know the purpose
of her existence

surrendering to all
she cannot change
to all she cannot fathom

a fine button of silk
is all that holds her now
to this world
as the final ecdysis* reveals
a harder skin

a tough exterior
belies her vulnerability

inside the chrysalis
a metamorphosis
is taking place

it is the movement
toward imago
the movement
toward realization
the movement
toward emerging

in triumph she sits
atop an empty shell

she leaves as one reborn

-stacy wills (3/30/2012)

(*ecdysis: from the greek, ekduo - to take off, strip off)

12 comments:

Kel said...

such luminous imagery with this mandala

JOSE MARIA CURADO GONZALEZ said...

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Stacy Wills said...

thanks, kel! gracias, jose!

Nicola said...

Stacy - your images and words arae inspiring. I look forward to spending time here. I'm not clear how to sign up to be notified when you post and I would like too. Clues?

Stacy Wills said...

thank you, nicky! so glad you stopped by. scroll down the page and look for where it says "followers" and then click on the button that says "join this site."

Nicola said...

Stacy - I used the id one and put in email - hope that works!

Cheryl A Finley said...

Oh my Stacy...
Elegant, magnificient... words and mandalas. I'm glad to know you're still blogging your mandalas... I will stop by more often.

Blessings to you always... Cheryl

Stacy Wills said...

thank you so much for the kind words, cheryl. it's always a pleasure when you stop by. :-)

Kyra said...

Just lovely sun bursts!

Stacy Wills said...

kyra - thank you! so glad you stopped by!

Kate Jobe said...

I love the powerful and breathtaking inspiring beauty that comes from deep within you.

Stacy Wills said...

thank you, kate...it's always so good to hear from you.