The Spirit Knows All

The Spirit Knows All
The Spirit Knows All…a pilgrimage


The trail narrowed to a line drawn in scrub,
a sandy meandering water-less river,
the incline sharper and more arduous,
as the peak in constant view,
beckoned a spiritual encounter,
and I, driven to its pleading will,
rose up toward
the cloud covered breach of sky.

A physical ascension is akin to that of spirit,
a metaphor of sanctity,
and the elation gleaned attesting that very feeling,
as we reach heights that overlook the physical world,
and let the spirit soar into the clouds,
momentarily free from the calamity of life,
the stresses and responsibilities
that cause struggle and misdirection.

As I reach a small rocky plateau at the summit,
the heart lightens,
and the air itself seems purity in essence,
and as a hawk cries from this heavenly gate,
as if to speak of its own elation,
all life falls into perspective,
and my aching muscles relax,
my burdened mind now clear.

Often words cannot impart the moment,
the feelings that hold a soul in nurture,
and this event was one such moment,
fed on the untainted truths of a hearts knowing,
the fall of weighted flesh
to seek a spiritual union with life itself,
and to know that secrets are often held from flesh,
yet the spirit knows all.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

6 thoughts on “The Spirit Knows All

  • July 17, 2016 at 1:08 AM

    So beautiful – this verse grabs hold my heart and reminds me how very precious it is to be one with Nature. You penned this so well, Tony, I can feel the elation and peace of that spiritual union. Master poet you are.

  • July 17, 2016 at 1:15 AM

    Too kind Phyllis, and pleased you feel my words for what they are, to uplift and inspire spiritual ascension and happiness. Take care.

  • July 17, 2016 at 5:57 AM

    You painted a beautiful picture here, Tony. We can see it all in front of us as we travel with you.

  • July 17, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Your words absolutely impart the moment. Moments such as this, truly are the closest I have felt to my idea of spirituality, something I have never been able to find for myself in a church. Nature- my only sanctuary to find peace of mind. So well done Tony.


  • July 18, 2016 at 12:43 AM

    Thanks Mel, me too, as to me it is the core of what life is in expression, untouched by humanity. Cheers!


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