Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Lightning



cracks, spills, falls
legs weary from travel, 
i rest my tired feet

pressured, rushed, pressed
disjointed on ends
i stare blankly in space  

drained, listless, stumped
with obligations
arms heavy, i breathe deeply


s l o w l y


expanding chest out,
empty mind sought to find the tail of space
a hallowed place where the well of life dwells
  
grasping for that one atom of power


inhaling  d e e p l y


a lightning spark, silvery thread
pure ideals unborn, unformed 
immaculate love, unconditional 

springs to life

reaching deep, i allow

the fire ball of energy to grow 


b i g g e r  


until 

electricity crackles at my fingertips
the flaming tongue licks my breasts, 
warming loins, kindling passion    

blazing steadily

welding broken limbs, 
mending ruptured vessels



bandaged legs, I became whole.

my spirit rose and walked.

i sang and heard my voice.       


Author's Note:   Share your poem (any form) today at D'verse PoetPubs (every Tuesday) starting at 3pm EST.  It is OpenLinkNight, hosted by Joy Ann Jones. See you there ~ 

(My original last line was: "I grabbed my pen and paper to write."  I edited it after reading an article from Zen Habits and Brian's invite.)

Thanks for all your kind words and visit.


Shared with Poetry United # 61.



picture credit:   http://silent-musings.tumblr.com/ 

51 comments:

  1. i was going to say this feels wonderfully zen..love those moments of clarity when you slow down and let the baggage go...there is power in that and the focused thought...love it...and a longer piece as well...i like...smiles.

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  2. Those moments when we truly 'connect' within are what makes us humans such magical beings. Your prose is beautiful.

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  3. i can feel that energy and lightning. ;-)

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  4. Clarity in your words and their sheer focus shines through, I too find those moments great.

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  5. That's a really cool sculpture.

    I like the energy and movement of this piece, the way you spaced words and letters out. One question: what do you think would happen if the last couple of lines were present tense?

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  6. I adore that picture. Grent energy in this piece.

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  7. Thanks for all your wonderful comments.

    Mark, a good question - she will be walking, even running; while i am singing an aria. Yes, it might be a good idea to edit it to present tense. Thanks~

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  8. This reminds me of the feeling of doing yoga or sitting in traffic with prayers. So well done.

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  9. Beautifully meditative write, bursting with lovely imagery. The lead in image is spectacular! ~ Rose

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  10. ah it's good to slow down and make room for new energy to flow..we all need these spaces and often forget we need them...very nicely penned heaven

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  11. To feel the power of the divine feminine awaken within can indeed be like a bolt of lightening. LOVED this write, and thought the image fantastic! Brilliant presentation, hope you harness her strength. Let her sing!

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  12. She (Spirit) came thundering down and broke my heart wide open. Well done.

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  13. ...oh, that's stunning.. you're masterful in here.. your words are full of power tonight so the lightning above.. Zeus would love to rave over here... i fell asleep for awhile in front of my lappy.. aww.. still sleepy..(@___@)

    Good morning!(good night there in your place!):)

    ~Kelvin

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  14. Your picture is fantastic and the sculpture and artistry of the entire piece is in great.

    Danke vielmals

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  15. The light appearing in the cracks of the statue you so aptly chose for an illustration is like the light that informs the process in this poem, gradual, gaining strength, excellently brought to life and glowing with power. I think the last line is an improvement. Good stuff, Heaven. So glad you shared it with us.

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  16. beautiful pic with lovely poem

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  17. I LOVE your last line-- whatever path your reading moved you to, keep on it!
    http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/week-146-it-digs-in-so-deeply-so-far/

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  18. You took the brokeness of being worn down and turned it beautifully... I love the ending.

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  19. The power comes from within. And then it's unstoppable. Good poem.

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  20. Amazing image and I like how you structured the poem with the spaces between letters on appropriate words.

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  21. Nothing like turning inward to fix what's outward. Loved this and your photo choice too!

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  22. Love this poem and the picture. Connection most divine and renewing. The end part reminds me of the Isis and Osiris myth where she puts him back together. Have you read "Awakening Osiris" by Normandi Ellis? It's her interpretation of what is sometimes called the Egyptian Book of the Dead. It's so poetic you can lose yourself in it.

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  23. What a transformation takes place between the beginning and the end of this poem. And wow, that picture!

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  24. Powerful poetry in this, it has an almost calming feeling to it, I enjoyed this very much!

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  25. clarity shines through....serene and powerful.

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  26. looks like we wrote along the same lines this week, great writing and i love the photo

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  27. This has such power! Love it!

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  28. I love the idea that this energy welds this brokenness together.

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  29. Lovely write, Heaven.
    Bravo on this one!

    Margie :)

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  30. what an effective meditation. I love how my essence responds automatically to the power of suggestion - breathing slowly, breathing deeply - as I read those lines I unconsciously obeyed. Love this write and that pic is wicked!

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  31. your words were equal to the
    amazing picture!

    excellent write!

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  32. I felt relaxed and peaceful reading this poem -- much needed after a long and stressful day. Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it!

    David

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  33. an inherent power ... wonderful piece :)

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  34. A perfect combination of words and image. I loved the economy and intensity of the language. Great write.

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  35. I like the way the language opens out as the piece progresses - from the boxed in 'cracks, spills, falls', 'pressured, rushed, pressed', and 'drained, listless, stumped' through 'empty mind sought to find the tail of space' to your revelatory last line 'i sang and heard my voice' - the whole piece made me think of my yoga class and how I always feel a little 'healed' when I leave the room. Great write.

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  36. that was simply fantastic :)
    awesome read !!

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  37. wonderful write, great atmosphere in and around each word. Works well as a fast paced read or as a meditative voiced/spaced read. I really enjoyed the piece and felt good taking it all in, thanks:)

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  38. As soon as I saw the picture I was drawn in. Your words were beautiful...gave me a sense of calming energy. Also, loved how you built the anticipation.

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  39. Thank you everyone for your encouraging words and visit. I appreciate it ~

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  40. Beautiful images conjured up for me...moving through the body; loved it : )

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  41. Oh what sweet moment when clarity prevails

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  42. by the end I felt a calming peace settle over me... I think I feel like belting out a song of my own...

    a lovely piece.

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  43. love how you string your words together - lyrical at times - powerful - words that ripple over the mind and sink into the recesses of brain - nice!

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  44. After that tiring day all what we need is that moment of introspection and observation. You brought that slow transition from exhaustion to passionate energy very well.

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  45. (Visiting from Poets' United)Heaven, this is beautiful. I felt so very energized as I read to the conclusion of your poem.

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  46. I skipped all the other comments, because I know they were all going to say what I wanted to and that is I simply like it.

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  47. You brought the journey through a sensuous path treading softly on air. It was mesmerizing and brilliant!

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  48. A gorgeous accompaniment to that photo.
    A elegant way to remind me to breathe.

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