I was lucky to be gifted with this little volume of poems in exchange for a review.
Poems are generally extremely subjective and as such can be difficult to fathom, and I freely admit that I did not find the contents of this volume the easiest of texts, that is, I did not comprehend these poems in their entirety.
These are love poems to the Divine: they express the feelings of a soul yearning to merge again with the Beloved, and the Beloved responds. They act as tools to point one in the direction of the Source. If we're lucky, if we're ready, or if it was meant to be, Kalani's words may help us to break through/dissolve the Veil.
Beyond the words you can sense the elusive Presence with which you, the reader, also long to merge.
In "Just Asking" we are led to understand that the soul of the seeker is in fact one with that which is sought:
"Hold fast to the edge
of My garment
if seized on your journey
by desire or by fright
and you will find Me
as your own Burning Light"
In "The Divine Heart" we are reminded of the Illusion of the manifest world, and in "Where Truth Reigns" we understand that God is to be experienced by letting go of the old and dwelling in the Now:
"I find that my suffering was
from holding fast to the old
For where Truth Reigns,
there is no moment
the one known now"
I may be repeating myself, but Kalani's words allow us a hint of what's behind the Veil, a hint of the Presence, the Beloved, and this in my view is the whole point of the poems, this is what we all seek.
Much more could be said about this inspiring work. Suffice to say, these poems help me to access the state of peace and bliss in the Now, the nothingness. I strongly recommend this volume to all those who are spiritually aware, who seek to merge with the Divine.