Completion Part One

The Empty Circle with art final

The Ultimate Oxymoron

Is there really such a thing as completion? ” Cutting the Clouds, A Bayou Mystic’s Poems, Musings, and Imaginings,” is finally ready to publish after more than 9 years of effort. This project has had its share of starts and stops and many synchronistic movements that led me through door openings of miraculous possibility. But is it finished? Of course not! Now the marketing begins.  Those of you who have followed my journey with this book know that it has been a labor of love and I thank you all for your encouragement. Now (as I am found of repeating) it takes a village to raise a Bessie, so I still need you all to help this healing book thrive. Soon I will be offering opportunities to host readings, workshops and retreats.  Check out the Engage Me Page and I will keep you posted on available dates.

Engage Me

This face doesn’t disguise easily,

Showing always

My thoughts, my feelings,

Heart-on-the-sleeve reality.

 

Who could guess that I feel shy sometimes?

Inferior, insecure

Showing confidence could be play-acting

Always questioning

Have I loved enough?

 

Sometimes I mistake confidence for arrogance,

Or is it the other way around?

I’m not sure I know myself well enough yet to discern which is which.

Yet, when I speak to gatherings

From center stage

Transformation happens.

 

No longer doubtful,

Absent childish wounding,

I am whole again.

It’s how God made me.

It’s why I’m here.

So engage me and watch me shine.

 

© 2016 Bessie Adams Senette

 

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Bessie Senette

Bessie Senette is nine and a half months pregnant waiting on the birth of Cutting the Clouds: a Bayou Mystic’s Poems, Musings, and Imaginings – an autobiographical collection of poems and essays about the life and culture of her bayou upbringing and the spirituality that informs her traditional healing gifts. 
A high-spirited, creative, solemn, and above all joyous woman, she celebrates her birthday for the entire month of August, otherwise known as the Besstival. Anyone born in August is welcomed as a Besstivite. The High Feast day of the Besstival (Bessie’s actual birthday) is known as the Besstiva. 

When her Muse is not in the mood to muse, she cooks. Bessie’s home is an oasis of hospitality, and yet her husband, Tom, calls it a fortress of solitude. Somehow it works. She works as a supplemental grandmother and primary Mimsie to Eden and Noah, five grand pups and one cat. 
As an ordained minister, she officiates an ecumenical liturgy for a small congregation of like-minded and just “slightly” wacky folk who are lovingly referred to as the Bessbyterians. 
Bessie is a polydactyl poet, born with six toes on her left foot. Some of her friends think she should have a reality TV show but she insists that it would have to be an UnReality show. All are certain the ratings would be astronomical.

3 thoughts on “Completion Part One”

  1. BEAUTIFUL!  Love the poems.

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  2. I am so thrilled for you. My anticipation grows for the release of “Cutting the Clouds” and your workshops. Know that I am here for you, for whatever you need that I can fulfill. See you Sunday.

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