The Naming

The Naming

A Poem by Marianne Rose
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Who we really are . . .

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I Name you, my Love,
softly, whispering the Truth
of who you are,
not how you seem to others,
not who you have been on this Earth.

I look deeply into your eyes,
invite the Soul to emerge
through the layers of lives,
that you might remember,
and join me in this spectacular Quest.

All the other names fall away
for both of us;
we meet in that suspended Moment
where Truth can be found,
and the Eternal invoked.

Neither of us knew the power of the Naming
until Love entered our midst,
cast away common fears,
exorcized ghosts and demons.

Our true Names define us-
not the mortal clothes we pick out for each lifetime
from some banquet hall filled with
wardrobes and mirrors.

Practicing the Naming,
facing each Other,
our Forms fall away,
the Matter we are made of here
dissolving into charismatic Energy
that dances,
merging, separating,
playful and alive.

Imagine if we faced each One we met
in each passing Moment,
seeking the true Name that lives in each of us.
Unique Names created from the same language,
the same Word,
that created this Earth.

We are different aspects of the same Source,
Light, Sound, and Love,
Beginning, without end.

I Name you, my Love.




© 2016 Marianne Rose



Author's Note

Marianne Rose
Written 7/24/16, as my husband and I sat on the patio. He was lost in a verbal stream on the subject of the names of God, while I wrote this poem. I have always been fascinated by the Earth Sea Trilogy, where I first was introduced to the idea that we have authentic, hidden Names underneath the common name we were given at birth. In that work, true Names are only revealed to those who are trustworthy companions.

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There's a quote.. don't know its origin: 'We are every place weve ever visited, every person we've ever met and... every emotion shared with another's heart. ' Your exquisite words and means of laying them reminds me or rather, magnifies that quote. As to many lives within the present one, why not..'possibility' is only another word, another thought.. another plausibility! You stroke then tuck your words into people's hearts, don't you?

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Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

What a beautiful review, poetic in its own right. I love your insights and reflections, and feel tou.. read more



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That was lovely. Your poem dances in perfect tune with your love for him and you can feel it as you move along the stanzas. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


That's an interesting poem on an interesting idea And, so often the names people do have seem, so often, relevant. I love the first line " I Name you, my love...."

Posted 5 Months Ago


Beautiful words filled with truth. Nicely done.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Now this! is some good poetry. I just love this! incredible

Posted 1 Year Ago


There's a quote.. don't know its origin: 'We are every place weve ever visited, every person we've ever met and... every emotion shared with another's heart. ' Your exquisite words and means of laying them reminds me or rather, magnifies that quote. As to many lives within the present one, why not..'possibility' is only another word, another thought.. another plausibility! You stroke then tuck your words into people's hearts, don't you?

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

What a beautiful review, poetic in its own right. I love your insights and reflections, and feel tou.. read more
This is amazing too but have to give a 99 because the other one that I just read is 100 all the way. Very pleasant thought provoking reading. Makes me wonder how many lifetimes we have all lived. Have I lived in another lifetime? Will I live in one yet to come? That is the question I was left with when I finished reading your words. So inspiring to know we can name our loves. I am lucky. I have so many loves, the most wonderful are the grandchildren. "....Casting away common fears...." Yes, will a love reject us or be the jealous kind? How will we cope with each one? For me that question was answered when you wrote..."We are different aspects of the same Source..." to me meaning that we all came from the same place and so we will understand each other implicitly. Thank you.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Yes, I love the mystery of the question of lifetimes too.. read more
Elodia Jaime

1 Year Ago

Have a wonderful weekend. I asked if I could share your poem? I would post on Facebook and make su.. read more
Hello Marianne Rose,

I really enjoyed the ideology behind your words. It is reminiscent of Native American beliefs where a child is not given a name at birth but earns it as their personality emerges. It isn't always the parents who name their child either, it could come from an elder or grandparent or even a dream.

The underlying meaning was beautiful and yet powerful. When I think about the many mythologies I have read throughout many cultures, there is always similarities and the power in knowing one's name is always mentioned so I can truly appreciate the deep meaning in your poem. Great job!

Thank you for sharing your work!

Kind regards,

Schatzi

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! I have 1/16 Shawnee in my genes, and often feel the Native American spirit rise u.. read more
A very beautiful,thought-provoking piece of writing this is! So well articulated through words.
"Imagine if we faced each One we met
in each passing Moment,
seeking the true Name that lives in each of us."
Loved it to the core! Looking forward to read more of your work!
Excellent Poetry!


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

Thank you Daisy for such a kind review. Looking forward to checking out your work too!
Daisy

1 Year Ago

U deserve it so much. And Thank You :)
I love this work. It has a hauntingly beautiful quality to it, so much so that I feel a bit shaken.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for visiting and letting this poem in - your review is beautiful and expressive- I.. read more
This is a very unique & thought-provoking read. As I read, many different ideas were streaming. First, I thought about how, many times in life, we feel better once we have a name for something (like an illness or any phenomenon). As I read on, I thought about pet names some people have for each other . . . & also the way I end up having a half dozen names for each of my pets, different from their given names. Finally, I caught on to the idea that you were referring to the God source or universal energy that is in all of us, connecting us, & how people get hung up on what we call it. It's better to leave it unnamed, as you've done here, so that people don't get stuck on some like or dislike of the name itself.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

I really appreciate your review and reflections- I hadn't thought about the consolation we receive o.. read more

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Marianne Rose
Marianne Rose

Santa Rosa, CA



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