Elizabeth Blue

I’m posting a poem from Luminous Blue. It was written by Elizabeth Blue, a young woman who’s taken my breath away and made me cry the kind of tears that need to be cried. I don’t want to tell you her story – you can read about it on Luminous Blue, and I would urge  you to do so. Her mother, Lucia, is as extraordinary as Elizabeth, and I’ve been blessed to meet her through our blogs. Elizabeth died at 22. What hurts my heart is that I feel the love between her and her mom, so evident because of the way they are present to each other. Read what this child had to say; she knew more at 22 than most of us learn in a lifetime. I want to post a poem she wrote; a poem that’s so layered it deserves – it needs – many readings. Keep in mind she was 20 when she wrote it.

Lucia, thank you for sharing Elizabeth with us.

Elizabeth Blue's Bird's Nest

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucia Maya
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 23:06:41

    Thank you so much for sharing this, and for your beautiful and kind words! I’m so grateful that more people will have the opportunity to read Elizabeth Blue’s words, as I promised her I would help her writing reach more people. The love between us was deep and wide, and I continue to discover just how precious. Thank you.

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  2. Denise
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 23:18:47

    Don’t thank me – she’s the gift and she is much needed. Thank YOU for bringing her into the world and carrying her spirit on. I’m just glad we crossed paths.

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  3. kmlagatree
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 16:45:20

    You’re right, Denise. There’s no other word for it: breathtaking. That poem stopped my breathing while I read it. So poignant and powerful. Elizabeth is such a loss. There are tears in my eyes as I write this. So sorry for your loss, Lucia.

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  4. Denise
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 16:58:36

    One of the things that struck me was her saying the land would miss her. Think about it – the land, the world, all of it, requires our perception or it’s not there. Our spirit lives – it’s the world of form that dies.

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