Looking for what to re-post for today’s wander in the archives this meditation poem gave me strength and peace of mind. Hope you can feel some of that too!
The first warm sun rays of spring Warm upon my cheek A breeze turns it into gentle caress Brilliant light dances behind closed lids First spring touch kiss my lips Natures warm embrace surrounds me Comforting, healing Life affirming
The Goddess gently touches Starburst erupts Showering me with universal love Connecting me to me To every living thing Assuring me there will be a way A path out of darkness My trek dotted with oases of calm Peace, connection, love Moments of bliss
Secure points in a bewildering maze Built of old and new trauma Fear, sorrow, dark despair Life-ending depression
Inner trust and faith will guide me through Inborn strength a given armour Intelligens, wit and wisdom deduce true from false The quest might be lonely Yet aided by care and love Freely given, by friends yet to be found
Breathe Be still Accept Give thankfulness
Use your pen Jot both now and then Hone your craft Draft by draft Writing will illuminate Meditation germinate Revision concentrate New life emancipate
Written for Poetics: Exploring the Narrative Voice at dVerse. For some reason this one was hard. Perhaps because I needed to choose my narrative voice before starting, instead of just having it happen as I go along.
This is the second time I’ve written in Gaia’s voice. The first was a Gaia’s Nightmare, a flash fiction piece.
I can’t believe how fast April has gone. Last year I struggled to write something every day. This year, with the ekphrastic challenge to guide me, the only struggle has been finding enough time to write as much as I’ve wanted. Some days I’ve even written and posted more than one poem. Will sit myself down to reflect and praise myself this weekend, and think about where to go from here. The praising part is one that I have real struggle with, normally I discredit my work and move on to the next thing. So will endeavour to change that this time.
The last ekphrastic poem became another Spenserian sonnet, with the linked rhyme scheme of ABAB BCBC CDCD EE.
I had to laugh a bit when I wrote it. I’ve stayed away from trying the Spenserian one because I thought the Shakesperian ones were hard enough. But it turns out the linked rhyme scheme, reminiscent of Terza Rima suits me much better.
Actually really pleased with this one. Feels like ending GloPoWriMo on a strong note.
Monday’s Haibun prompt, telling us to focus our writing on the present moment made me realise deep in my bones how much I (once again) lost my meditation practice and need to regain it. So a little walk tonight in the twilight to breathe and collect my thoughts after a busy day. And as always when I manage to do that words spill out of me demanding to be written. Another reason to get back on the meditation track.
I have not altered the light, in either picture, that is Swedish spring twilight. The first one cherry blossoms shortly before nine pm yesterday. The other was taken down by the water about two months ago.