Nov 23 2012

Dorothy Walters – Hymn to the Nameless One

Published by at 9:30 am under Poetry

Hymn to the Nameless One
by Dorothy Walters

Now as the year swings down,
and the darkness encloses
even the smallest bird,
the largest animal,
and we too enter the hour
when everything is falling once more
into the twilight
of not knowing,
what we ask is that
you be with us,
not as a pillar of fire
nor a blaze across
the heavens,
but like water
at rest in a pitcher
which catches the morning light
and is filled
with its own radiance.

— from The Ley Lines of the Soul: Poems of Ecstasy and Ascension, by Dorothy Walters


/ Photo by Mr Empey /

Now as the year swings down,
and the darkness encloses
even the smallest bird,
the largest animal,
and we too enter the hour
when everything is falling once more
into the twilight
of not knowing…

Mm. I love these quiet lines. Reading them, I can feel a winter evening settling in. I imagine silver twilight deepening into night, a world silenced by softly falling snow. And here I stand warm beneath my roof, bathed in electric light, but staring out the window into a world huge and dark, inviting me to step out into its engulfing mystery. Perhaps adventure stirs inside me and I wrap myself in a thick coat and step outside. Or maybe I don’t move at all and invite the that immense unknown into my searching eyes to see what stirs inside me.

what we ask is that
you be with us,
not as a pillar of fire
nor a blaze across
the heavens,
but like water
at rest in a pitcher
which catches the morning light
and is filled
with its own radiance.






Dorothy Walters

US (1928 – )
Secular or Eclectic

Dorothy Walters is a retired university professor who, at age 53, experienced a dramatic Kundalini awakening which, as she says, completely transformed her life. She had no guru or teacher to guide her through this process, navigating through the new world that opened itself to her by following inner guidance and instinct.

She wrote of her Kundalini initiation in Unmasking the Rose. She has several collections of poetry, including Ley Lines of the Soul, Marrow of the Flame, and A Cloth of Fine Gold. She also contributed to Kundalini Rising: Exploring the Energy of Awakening.

Ms. Walters lives and writes in Colorado.

More poetry by Dorothy Walters

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Dorothy Walters – Hymn to the Nameless One”

  1. Diana Badgeron 23 Nov 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  2. Madhu Pillaion 23 Nov 2012 at 3:17 pm

    …but like water
    at rest in a pitcher

    what a beautiful allegory, be with peace with oneself!

  3. franon 23 Nov 2012 at 11:22 pm

    be still, be empty, allow what is light, divine, purity to radiate. be transparent.

    thanks Ivan, lovely photo, too

  4. Madathil Nairon 24 Nov 2012 at 7:10 am

    “..like water
    at rest in a pitcher
    which catches the morning light
    and is filled
    with its own radiance”

    Beautiful! The morning light can’t shine without that ‘own radiance’. Actually, the ‘own radiance’ shines on and everything else, even the morning light, shines after it. Then there is no need for an extraneous manifestation like a pillar of fire or blaze across the heavens. Is the Advaitin in me reading too much into the lines!?

  5. marrobon 24 Nov 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Oh my! Yes, this is beautifully radiant.
    I find it hard to choose among poems to
    include in an anthology of favourites.
    But I’d include this one, for sure.

    Giving Thanks

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