My world the sky,

Everything I know,

I see there first.

Every piece of my life, every beat of my heart

Brought me here to this hilltop,

To remind me of what I most need to know;

Love is all there is, and was, and will be.


Every fear, every moment of pain,

Every hour of confusion, is forgotten here.

This blessed landscape, territory of the soul and

Homeland of the heart is as close as my blood,

As intimate as my bones, more real than my dreams.

Every loss becomes healed in this wild space,

Where I am completely alone but never lonely.


I want to shout my name across the valleys,

Cry out loud to the mountain peaks:

This is my home, this is where I am at my best,

This is where I belong, unconditionally and forever.

In this blissful space amongst the hills and clouds

I can call to the heavens and hear them answer;

They are in me and of me, an indivisible whole.

© Sue Claughton, 2016

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