Poem of Madness

This was at the end of the long and beautiful post by Grainne from the other day. I wanted to post it alone as I think it’s beautiful and perhaps those of you who are not big readers missed it.jap

Let me emerge with my gift of wisdom
Mysterious experience, a seed in dark soil
I come back from the underworld bearing gifts for the soul
I know how to shine light in a dark place
How to navigate through deep waters
I know how to midwife emotions
I speak the tongues of madness, psychosis
I know the terrains of sadness, hidden meanings, metaphors
I have re-drawn the map of my inner landscape
Transformation, transition
I am shedding skins of inhibitions
I meditate in the holy hedgerow
I died and came back to life
Resuscitated by mother love, unconditional
I can guide you back to light
Deliverance, redemption, grace, my epiphany
I am born again, inside out.’

By Grainne Humphrys Find Grainne’s blog, The Incarceration of John, here.

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