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Datura

Haunting deep green
white and white and pink and trumpets.
You call to the night
Message givers.
You listen to prayers and secrets
You reap joy from a happy harvest season
And its Workers.
You. Armslengths away from the almond trees
You. Grow like shrubs.
The round tops of umbrellas.
You. Are nightshade in the day
And You. Are contrast.

the only poem I might
think to write

— Donna O’Donovan

Sacred Datura As Teacher   3 comments

Sacred Datura — Image by kenne

Sacred Datura As Teacher

 

The trumpets blow
In the rite of passage
Near the desert stream

White and lavender-tinted
Colors known to the Shaman
To purity the soul

Datura is the sacred
In Carlos Castaneda’s
Supernormal perceptual state

Real or imagined
Around the Sonoran
Mountains and desert

Having a chance encounter
With a mushroom hunter
Influenced by diablero

The journey begins
In the rituals of Datura
Taking flight as a crow

Opening the doors
Wide into the night
Welcoming the duende

Freeing the poet
Of habitual trains of thought
Bringing love and understanding

Enhanced by the occasional
Encounter with black coyote
Ensuring the diablero’s existence

kenne

Sacred Datura As Teacher — Image by kenne

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