Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Mind Bereft

 
envisaging change
a shifting of axis
on the eve of a promise

a long slow breath expels the past
a deep breath inhales the new

receptive lungs fill with wishes
yet travel north and you'll find
a mind bereft

Linking up with imaginary garden with real toads.

19 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful image and words!
    Wishing you a most wonderful 2014 Kathryn!
    xo Catherine

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  2. What a viseral poem. Brilliant.
    Ciao
    Pea

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  3. The compass of the body just twists my mind. Not yet bereft. Travel on.

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  4. So beautiful, simple but profound! xo

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  5. inhaling the new is a good thing... making peace with the past..traveling new roads... the heart is a good compass i found... happy new year to you kathryn

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  6. that breathing out is as important as the taking in...the mind is not always the best thing to listen...not sure that is where belief resides....smiles.

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  7. This made me stop and take a deep breath. Quite beautiful.

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  8. Oh, I really like that idea of breathing in the new! Lovely word pictures.

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    1. Thanks Brenda. My husband's been trying to get me to do yoga with him so breathing has been on my mind.

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  9. …on the eve of a promise. Our mind doesn't always follow our heart (or vice versa!)

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  10. Ohhh... what a beautiful post to see as I finally return to your blog. Beautiful words and beautiful imagery. So good to see you again, my friend. Happy New Year!

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  11. I love your ending, and know that feeling well :)

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  12. I like inhaling the new and expelling the past ~ Have a good weekend ~

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  13. Everytime things get really nutsy-I remember all there really is is breathing. Somehow that's not always a comfort.
    Envisaging-what a great word.

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  14. Wishing you a wonderful 2014 K. :)

    Cheers, T. :)

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  15. This is such an excellent response to the theme - you focus on the being, with an almost meditative sense of the dichotomy between body and mind. This is a poem in which every word counts.

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    1. Thanks Kerry, what a lovely comment.

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