Thursday, 26 July 2012

Poetry and more poetry

Two blog posts in one week- spot the person on her summer break! I've literally just finished writing a poem, once again prompted by Inner Excavation, this time my goal being to connect more with my physical body. I chose to explore my shoulders as I they are are pretty good indicators of my state of wellbeing, both physically and mentally. How often do I notice in a stressful moment how constricted my shoulders feel and how often do I sigh as lay against my pillow at night when my shoulders finally drop for the day. And when I give myself  permission to dance, my shoulders literally unlock the rest of me in their movement. By noticing them I notice myself in this moment.


These shoulders

Sometimes...
Raised so high
That they reach my ears,
Whispering feverishly.
Wound tightly,
At snapping point.

Sometimes...
Carrying stories
For myself
And for others.
Grounded.
Strong.

Sometimes...
Crumbling 
Into a defeated
Invisible heap,
When the sky
Has fallen down.

Sometimes...
Cradling the past
Softly.
Steadily.
Ebb and flow
With each deep breath.

Sometimes...
Shimmying
To the beat,
Shaking awake
Rigid bones
Of an introvert.

Sometimes...
At twilight,
Releasing,
Sinking back
Into the creases
Of dreams.


A little something to leave you with; another shared piece of much loved poetry:

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