Awaken in Love’s Likeness (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Awaken in Love’s Likeness (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Awaken in Love's Likeness (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Awaken in Love’s Likeness

Whispered waking
at daybreak
as weak light ekes
around the mullion
with promises
of more to come
-yes, I’m getting up-
I can’t languish here
when there is so much
to be grateful for.
You, for instance,
all warm in your cocoon
poured out in dreams,
galavanting with loved ones
throughout the ethereal realm,
drowsily stirring,
and reaching for embrace.
One of us is usually impelled,
catapulted out, before the other.
We inadvertently take turns rising early
so much good to get busy and honor
–infinity to greet, divinity to meet–
while the other burrows deeper
for a more horizontal reflection.
We have a worthy day to claim
and must receive it with open arms,
letting it rush toward us
in glittering rays that softly murmur
how cherished we are.
We must realize it, own it, be it,
seize it, jubilantly squeeze it,
relinquishing any hesitancy
or lingering doubts,
and fully awaken
in Love’s likeness.

by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Peter Howard 5 years ago

    I enjoyed this poem. Thank you.

  2. Christine 5 years ago


  3. Anita 5 years ago

    That’s beautiful! Especially like “infinity to greet, divinity to meet”. So lovely.
    Thank you for your sharing!

  4. Gillian Smith 5 years ago

    Beautiful Polly – thank you !

  5. Heather Dewey 5 years ago


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