robes of red

I asked my Beloved:

how can I stay in presence.

She said:

a robe of roses

a sash of wisdom

a water jug of levity

a necklace of courage

rings of curiosity 

an aura of joy

and sandals, my most beautiful angels

will forge for you.


go off into the world

fully held

fully cloaked.

– excerpt from @sukina_pilgrim’s poetry course, “Poetry of the Female Mystics”