Calm

Calm is the inner well,

Of infinity,

The symphony serenade,

Of cicadas chorus

Calm is the lullaby,

Gaia sings

And the humming,

Of a dragonfly’s wings

Calm is the still serenity,

Of dawn,

Inviting us to behold,

A new day

Calm is the promise,

Of hope renewed,

And peace bestowed,

Upon all souls

Calm is the sunset glow,

Upon a myriad of rivers,

The surrender of bodies,

In yogic repose

Calm is the subtle pulse,

Of summers tranquil ocean,

Calm is the entwined embrace,

Of every couple

And every whispered prayer,

Upon bended knee,

Calm is the sleeping night,

And awakening day

The silent bliss,

Of ten thousand meditators,

Calm is the healing balm,

For a weary world

And gentle enfolding.

Of peaceful grace,

Calm,

Is the place you belong

Free of worldly pain,

In perfect divine wholeness

Calm,

Is calling you home,

Upon winged heart

To sing your soul’s true song

Deep in the inner well,

Of infinity

©️ Copyright ~ Amata Goldie 2021 ~All rights reserved

Full Copyright Credit for the beautiful photography by

1: Sage Friedman 2: Melissa Askew

With gratitude

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Through the Eyes of Your Inner Child

Full Credit for this beautiful image by Hans Isaacson

If you’re still for long enough,

They will come to you,

Nature will fall into your lap,

And embrace you,

Reminding you that you’ve always belonged,

Somewhere, in the intricate web of existence

The birds will wait patiently for you,

As if they understand your worldly distractions

They will call to you, in their happy tunes,

“Come out, we are waiting”

“Come home, Remember?”

The leaves will dance in the wind,

As if to greet you,

Dappled light, you are now kissed by sunlight,

As the warmth enters your soul,

A forest chorus whispers,

“Be gentle with yourself, dear one”

“Our arms are always open for you”

You will marvel at the beauty,

And be amazed at Life, forever renewing,

God’s blueprint of perfection,

Bursting in every vein of every leaf,

Echoed in every cell of every body,

In each miraculous design, of specie upon specie

Here there is only oneness,

And peaceful co-existence

At last, you have left the grown-up world behind,

And returned again,

To the miracle of the natural world,

To see, once again, with awe-like wonder,

Through the eyes of your inner child

©️ Copyright ~ Amata Goldie 2021 ~All rights reserved

Full Credit for this beautiful image by Zane Lee
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An Act of Faith

Spiralling through the cosmos,

We emerged,

Leaving a trail of blazing light,

We descended,

I waited for you, knowing

You would hear my soul call,

A mission made stronger, together

We arrived,

Eyes open, wonderment abounds

An act of Faith,

A realized remembrance

Our bodies, etheric no longer

We grew, we learnt

We laughed, we wept

And woven as a web of Light,

We found

Our soul family shining

Across great Gaia

Fearless spirits, wielding staffs of Truth

And our fire of collective Love burnt bright

You appeared, and I instantly knew,

We would share this journey together,

A connection unbroken

Echoing of a presence from Home,

A mission made possible,

In unity

A shared longing, for all that could be,

Sprung up as blossoms in our hearts

We are dreaming Gaia awake,

Weaving her magic deep within our souls

And feeling her pulse within ours

Each of us coded, with gifts of divinity

As cosmic gardeners

We come to seed the promised land

With our light, with our love, with our power

An act of Faith

Spiralling through the cosmos,

We emerged,

Leaving a trail of blazing light,

We ascended

©️ Copyright ~ Amata Goldie 2021 ~All rights reserved

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The Jewel of Love That We Are

Fly with me, to the horizon of eternity

Let us cast away our mortal suits

Let us fly into the divinity,

Of who we truly are

Come and fall into my embrace,

Only the holy, can reach us here

And the demands of tomorrow shall disappear

Into the continuum of time forgotten

Follow me into the light, of your longing

The desert of your soul is parched Beloved

Turn away from it all,

In surrender to the holy,

To the pulse of your immortality

Do you hear your soul humming?

Come, unfurl your petals of purity,

Turn now, towards only the light

Come and fall into my embrace,

Only the holy can reach us here,

Fly with me, to the horizon of eternity

Let us taste once again,

The jewel of Love that we are

Copyright ~ Amata Goldie 2021

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The Golden Age

The weight of the world,

Cascaded out of balance

Utopia shattered,

And visions of the Golden Age

Lay traumatized, seeking to be re-born

Out of the cosmological chaos

“If only for The Promised One”

Earthly voices whispered,

Such calamity surely seeks a Divine solution,

The great schism of polar opposites,

Residing upon the same planet,

Made for much turbulence and unrest,

Until the blessed,

Arose,

And all awakened beings,

Joined as One Harmonic Resistance

Behold, a mighty ripple,

A wave of consciousness

Roars across our Beloved planet,

Armed with Truth, And hearts a blazing,

The battle for Sovereignty began,

A war to right the wrongs,

The great unveil, the Revelation,

Warriors of the Light unite,

To save our Freedoms,

And the starry ones looked on,

“Will they succeed?” they mused,

This Great Story is still being written,

And onwards to the Golden Age

They marched!!!

Copyright ~ Amata Goldie 2021

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Deep Gratitude for your Gift to accompany my Poem

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Earths Majesty ~ Reverence

I fall upon her bed of green

And press my heart to hers,

Did we not spiral

Into the supreme divinity

Of it all?

And touch the stars

In their incandescent brilliance?

My sanctuary is in your embrace,

In the quiet within space,

In the deep yielding of the Earth

And the soaring unity with the world beyond,

The hand of darkness cannot reach us there

And the woes of Man’s undoing,

A distant memory,

Dissolving to be re-born anew,

In a parallel time,

Where Earth’s Majesty shines,

And our loving care of her,

Is woven within our immortal blueprint

Hold me within your embrace,

My Love,

Let us fall upon,

Her bed of green,

And press our hearts to hers

Copyright ~ Amata Goldie 2021

With deep gratitude to these Photographers for their beautiful Images:

  1. Full credit and copyright by Jeremy Bishop
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Even As The Mind Is Failing

This irrevocable perishing

A world where the veil lifts briefly, then descends,

Of human frailty, as the years mature

Of memories lost, and withering

Of beautiful souls, rich with lifes’ experience,

Stolen, in each day,

In irreversible perishing,

And days made brighter, as the present moment

Is all there really Is

And still, his heart is aflame,

Shining brightly through those now creased, but glimmering eyes,

That echo of a time once young

And body and mind bright,

A boy with no father, an only child of absent mother

When adventures were to be lived in each moment

And purpose found in spiritual endeavours

That changed the course trajectory,

Of family, Earth and cosmos

Years pass,

Who can compare the passage of time?

And yet still his heart glows with gratitude,

With compassion, and unfaltering love,

Even as the mind is failing

Copyright ~ Amata Natasha Goldie 2021

For my father, Neil Goldie Born 18th July 1938

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Paws Healing The Earth Book Launch

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Paws Healing The Earth Book Launch

“…this anthology feels as much like a group prayer as it does like a book.” ~ Melissa Studdard

Paws Healing The Earth (poetry anthology) was officially launched on April 20th, 2021, in an online event premiered on YouTube hosted by River Paw Press.

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The book launch was attended by honored guests and Paws Healing The Earth contributors: Christopher Merrill, Lee Upton, Melissa Studdard, William O’Daly, Xánath Caraza , Amata Natasha Goldie, and the editor of the anthology Kalpna Singh-Chitnis. The event was emceed by River Paw Press team members Nirvan Chitnis and Vishwa Chitnis.

The chief guest, Christopher Merrill, officially launched the book by unveiling the print copy of Paws Healing The Earth, which came wrapped in a ceremonial Indian cloth. The image of Troy, the Lhasa Apso, was hand-printed on the fabric by IWP, The University of Iowa (Between the Lines) alumna, and fashion model Vishwa Chitnis to honor the canine, who inspired the anthology.

The editor of Paws Healing The Earth, Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, shared the story behind Paws Healing The Earth and the core belief of River Paw Press.

The guests of honor congratulated the contributing poets and the editor of Paws Healing The Earth in their speech and read their personal statements and poems from the collection as a tribute to all animals and wildlife.

“…it seems to me that Paws Healing The Earth is an effort by poets from everywhere to give us a sense of how to be a part of the Search Party (of W.S. Merwin’s lost dog ), how to find that kind of meaning that in its way can help us to heal the earth.” ~ Christopher Merrill

Reflecting on Paws Healing The Earth, poet Melissa Studdard said that “…this anthology feels as much like a group prayer as it does like a book.”She also mentioned how poets in their language can voice the concerns of animals and their threatened existence.

Paws Healing The Earth Book Launch

“…animals teach us everything we seek to be as humans. Their presence is a gift of unconditional love, loyalty, compassion, devotion, joy, and peace.” ~ Amata Natasha Goldie

Christopher Merrill read an important piece in which he spoke of the time he spent at W.S. Merwin‘s ranch in Maui. He read his poem, “Search Party,” that Merwin wrote after one of his dogs was kidnapped on the island –

“By now I know most of the faces
that will appear beside me as
long as there are still images
I know at last what I would choose
the next time if there ever was
a time again I know the days
that open in the dark like this
I do not know where Maoli is…”  ~
W.S. Merwin

He added that “…it seems to me that Paws Healing The Earth is an effort by poets from everywhere to give us a sense of how to be a part of the search party, how to find that kind of meaning that in its way can help us to heal the earth.” 

Lee Upton said that she was honored to be a part of the project with so many remarkable poets. She also expressed her concerns about animals imperiled through deforestation, wildfire, climate change, and many different threats. Moreover, how animals brought healing during the pandemic. 

“I hope that the fallen leaves, Mayan Gods and Goddesses, the wind, the hummingbird, and the liquid serpent of jade accompany your steps on every one of these poems in Paws Healing the Earth.”  ~ Xánath Caraza

William O’Daly read a piece about how he related to animals when he was a child, and now he thinks it is necessary to celebrate them. 

Australian poet Amata Natasha Goldie reminded that “…animals teach us everything we seek to be as humans. Their presence is a gift of unconditional love, loyalty, compassion, devotion, joy, and peace.” Amata also mentioned herself as the caretaker of animals she rescues from the shelter, mostly old animals with health issues. 

Xánath Caraza honored all sacred animals and their spirit in her poetry. She talked about animals in cultural contexts, exploring her Mayan and Aztec roots in East Mexico. At the end of her speech, she said a prayer – “I hope that the fallen leaves, Mayan Gods and Goddesses, the wind, the hummingbird, and the liquid serpent of jade accompany your steps on every one of these poems in Paws Healing the Earth.” 

In the second half of the event, the honored guests read their poems from the anthology evoking deep emotions and empathy for the animal world. Kalpna Singh-Chitnis read Robert Pinsky‘s poem “Door,” featured in Paws Healing The Earth, to honor and express her gratitude to the two terms US poet laureate for supporting the book. She also read the poem “The Mockingbird” (a traditional Acoma Pueblo song) translated by Jennifer Reeser to say a special thanks to the poet and honor her native roots. Vishwa Chitnis and Nirvan Chitnis read two poems from the anthology to celebrate their rescued dog Hachi and a Red Fox Family.

“…O kitty, If the doors
Of perception were cleansed
All things would appear as they are,

Infinite. Come in, darling, drowse
Comfortably near my feet…”
 ~Robert Pinsky

At the end of the ceremony, Kalpna Singh-Chitnis read her two poems: “Epiphany,” dedicated to her family dog, Troy, the inspiration behind the book, and the title poem of the anthology “Paws Healing The Earth,” in which she discovers her animal-selves and forest as her home.

More than a poetry anthology Paws Healing The Earth, is a modest effort to raise awareness about animal rights. The contributing poets, through their poems, discover the sacredness of our natural environment and honor all the animals who share the planet with us.  

Paws Healing The Earth features seventy-five animal poems by forty-four new and established poets from across the world. The book is available on major online book retailers internationally and at the official website of River Paw Press.

Through Paws Healing The Earth, River Paw Press wants to give back to the community to help animals. For information on charitable donations, please contact River Paw Press.

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“For as long as space endures 
And for as long as living beings remain, 
Until then may I too abide 
To dispel the misery of the world.”
― Shantideva

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You Once Were Many


You once were many, but now you are few,
Now, you are refugees in your own land,
Your families were lost as you fled,
Your forests burnt to the ground,
As the winds howled,
Carrying the screams of death,
Throughout your once green paradise


You are our furry friends,
Our feathered friends,
Our scaly and winged creatures,
You dwell in the native bushland of Australia,
Keeping the balance of the ecosystem,
Tending to your families,
Fleeing from predators,


But now blackened bush, like sticks of charcoal
Are the remnants of your homeland,
And whole generations of species
Are no longer,
Stolen by the tsunami of the fires that spread relentlessly
And those that remain have become refugees
In their own land that once supported life


Once there was a symphony of cicadas and birdsong,
And a gentle rustling through the bush,
As the furry friends made their way through,
Now there are no animal homes,

No nests for the birds,
No branches for the koalas,
No greenery for the kangaroos,
No food, and no peaceful place to rest upon


The elders know this land,
A sacred connection, unbroken
But this ancient knowledge, is not consulted by the laws of the
West
And 46 million acres were burnt,
And one billion animals were lost,
And fires burned not for days, or weeks, but months
And we as a nation, mourned your loss


You are our winged, scaly, furry and feathered friends
You once were many, but now you are few

©️ Amata Goldie 2020


Honoured to be invited to read my poem at the Official Book Launch ~Paws Healing The Earth Poetry Anthology,

Copyright – Published by River Paw Press ~

River Paw Press’ Youtube Channel @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI6AbydO3hsJHBxmXZIKffQ

Join us for the launch of the “Paws Healing The Earth, the first poetry anthology of River Paw Press on Tuesday, April 20th. The event will take place at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fud0XZLqRQU

“Paws Healing The Earth” is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online stores worldwide. River Paw Press is offering FREE SHIPPING worldwide until April 30th. If you want to get a copy of the book for yourself, follow the link – http://riverpawpress.com/index.php/paws-healing-the-earth/

We hope you can join us for the launch and reading of “Paws Healing The Earth” to celebrate our environment, animals, and wildlife. Individual reading series will follow after the official launch of the book. Thank you, all! 🐾💚🌎#environment#animals#wildlife#earth#poetry#NationalPoetryMonth 

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Paws Healing The Earth

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Honoured to be a contributing poet in this beautiful Poetry Anthology.

What the world needs now is more love, caring, compassion, healing and connection

For all our beloved animals. How lucky we are to be the caretakers of your precious souls.

Delighted to be invited to read my poems at the Official Book Launch ~Paws Healing The Earth Poetry Anthology,

Copyright – Published by River Paw Press ~

River Paw Press’ Youtube Channel @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI6AbydO3hsJHBxmXZIKffQ

Join us for the launch of the “Paws Healing The Earth, the first poetry anthology of River Paw Press on Tuesday, April 20th. The event will take place at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fud0XZLqRQU

“Paws Healing The Earth” is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online stores worldwide. River Paw Press is offering FREE SHIPPING worldwide until April 30th. If you want to get a copy of the book for yourself, follow the link – http://riverpawpress.com/index.php/paws-healing-the-earth/

We hope you can join us for the launch and reading of “Paws Healing The Earth” to celebrate our environment, animals, and wildlife. Individual reading series will follow after the official launch of the book. Thank you, all! 🐾💚🌎#environment#animals#wildlife#earth#poetry#NationalPoetryMonth 

The Story of River Paw Press

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