Rhythms: With each embrace by Kathryn Thompson*

With each embrace

there is no distance between us

and yet we hold the space of the whole cosmos,


Each one of us,

a thought in the mind of

the ocean of perception.

Our minds

our hearts  yearn to name

what we feel,

to be loved, to be known,



is the power we need,


folded into one another


we hold the future shared




is to gather


like a wave, a tide, the ebb and flow


we make the land

of tomorrow from the


beautiful yearning of






* An over-educated expat Brit, artist, poet, writer, etc, living in the Northern Territory, Australia (28 yrs with brief interlude of 2 yrs in New Zealand). Worked in Aboriginal education at the Red Centre for 25 years. Currently, working as a counselor and therapist.