Sunday, April 17, 2011

Circling


Day 17 of the Soul Card Journey
with Elizabeth Crawford of Soul's Music
Soul Cards by Deborah Koff-Chapin of http://www.touchdrawing.com/


Traveler
sometimes
circles and circles
the labyrinth
of her mind,
worrying
all that is there
like a dog
with a bone
he is tired of chewing
but cannot let go.

She has learned
that the difficulty
will remain,
whether
she stresses
about it
or not,
so now she
just
lets it be.

Sometimes
she circles
around and around
the same
pathways,
and comes back
where
she started.

Sometimes
she travels
the farthest
by standing still.
Sometimes
she covers
many miles
in a single day.
And sometimes
she stops
for a while,
and simply
admires
the view.

Sometimes
she takes the
long view,
knowing something
larger than
ourselves
is going on,
as if a
huge celestial Eye
is watching
over her,
and will not
let her fall.
But sometimes,
she looks through 
the close-up
view finder,
to appreciate
and enjoy
the plentiful,
miraculous,
beneficent
small gifts
of each day.

7 comments:

  1. Looking at the paint and what you've written and back to the paint, I can't help but marvel at your attention to detail and rigour. This is wonderful Koko.

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  2. I agree with salem aboove.The poem details the image beautifully

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  3. Spot on, all the way around,

    Elizabeth

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  4. Your poems this series give me a feeling of peacefulness. I think they have been good poems to write.....lovely to think about small gifts each day.

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  5. I love it, Sherry.
    "Sometimes
    she travels
    the farthest
    by standing still." So good!

    Pamela

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  6. Love it all but the first stanza is my favorite ...can so relate to the dog and the bone...bkm

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  7. So true, Sherry! I am still learning to simply let things be...some lessons are more difficult than others, aren't they?

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