You whisper to me,
ancients who know the path
I pick up a grounded seed dropped
from limbs arched to sky
and yet firmament begins
at my feet, no need to reach
to touch Infinity, you surround me –
my family, my guardians, my Beloved
a little shake and the world
trembles knowing its possibilities
I release you back to earth
allowing what comes, to be
As we cycle around, Sun and Moon
in rhythm, heartbeats echo as One,
seed will sprout beneath moist loam,
trusting the ancient way, the only way
to grow and nurture, give oneself back,
and begin again the cycle primordial
“And now, our daily (optional) prompt. Today, I challenge you to write a poem that takes the form of a family portrait. You could write, for example, a stanza for each member of your family. You could also find an actual snapshot of your family and write a poem about it, spending a little bit of time on each person in the picture. You don’t need to observe any particular form or meter. Happy writing!”
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
I want to give a special thank you to Sandra Ingerman. I am currently in a Year of Ceremony sponsored by SoundsTrue. Her journey and inspiration have given me a new meaning of family. Also, to Kathleen Gorman from Sacred Space Colorado and the Four Winds Society for walking with me as I come to meet myself and my Beloved.
I would like to invite you to introduce yourself, like, comment, tweet, and/or share this post with friends on this second day of NaPoWriMo.
If you leave a comment below, I will enter your name in a free drawing for a copy of my book of poetry, Filters. Tweet, and I’ll put your name in twice! Just be sure to tag me in your tweet. Subscribe to my blog and I put you in one more time. (Sorry, but you need to be in the continental US, postage you know.)
This first drawing will close at 1:00 am Mountain Daylight Time, April 9th. Check back and I will post the winner sometime in the morning of April 9th.
Yes. I have two poems published in Casual, a FREE e-book at Tweetspeak Poetry. Check them out! They are a delightful resource for getting your poetry on!
See you tomorrow.