Saturday, January 30, 2010

friday prompt response

(this was originally posted at The Writing Vein Playground, by Dot, on 1/3o/1o)

In The Midst
by Dot


follow me along the river to the banks of
bluebirds and walls of
coreopsis
let me drink in your wonder and wash away
your sullenness
the sadness that makes you hunger

instead
sit with me by this path to the sea
and sip contentment from this cup
of wheatgrass emerald energy

hold my hand
and we will skip unabandoned
through boughs and sun rays and
wallow in the waves lapping all around
us pulling our feet forward

strangers on the bank smile
at our folly and giggle with
our magnitude which bubbles up
from our inner core
foams across the water to the boat waiting
for us to row together
content
to be you and me
content
safe together
in the midst of
this storm
.

2 comments:

  1. Dot, I left a comment for you on Writing Under Pressure, passing on the Happiness 101 award. That was before I read your piece here.

    Still, you deserve the award, as I see you strive to find joy in every area of your life: writing, exercise, friendships and loves.

    Your poem here accentuates how happiness is contagious:
    "our magnitude which bubbles up/from our inner core/foams across the water to the boat waiting"...waiting to be carried on to others.

    I'm glad to know you in this online writing world!

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  2. Thanks, Christi!

    And I'll be thinking of you and sending you 'happiness vibes' or, what did Ariel call them in her new book.... "metaphysical worthiness" was the phrase of the researcher/speaker; Ariel called it "remembering our intrinsic worth" -- I will be sending you those happiness intrinsic worth thoughts as you go to the novel workshop.

    I'm glad we met in this writing cyber world and hope that one day our physical paths will cross, too!

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