Friday, October 14, 2011


Dawn, absolute quiet,
a time between the worlds,
a blessed time.
Stepping out of the old farmhouse
into the rich multihued muted greens,
the forest and the fields waking slowly,
the Sun yawning in the east,
the wood thrush nudges me, ever near.
Then, I catch my breath.
She is here!
Arms wide, the nimbus clouds
hold Her in Her giant pose,
Her huge joy covering the Catskills,
all that energy charging, charging.
The Dakini dances, arms wide,
smiling, open, brilliant,
giving light.

Annelinde Metzner            October 2011

 A Dakini (Sanskrit) is a Tantric deity described as a female embodiment of enlightened energy.  In the Tibetan language, Dakini is rendered 'Khandroma', which means ‘She who traverses the sky,’ or ‘She who moves in space.’   Sometimes the term is translated poetically as 'sky walker.'      (Wikipedia)

Listen to a reading of "Dakini" by Annelinde Metzner:
Morning, right before Dakini appeared