Creative Joy ?is finding poetry? in everything


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Creative Joy

Creative Joy
?is finding poetry?
in everything

twisting the words
?to carry vision, to?
evoke a sense?
of feeling in your
?gut, the plumbing up
?of goose bumps on
?your skin

watching, the way
?the wind flirts with
?the grass, collides?
with my breath, sends
?a leaf tumbling down?
the road, turns the
?hair on my arms into
?marionettes spinning

noticing, ?that sometimes?
I get in my own way

seeing, when I
?am the silk cocoon
?wrapped around?
the hungry caterpillar?
of my own
?heart

knowing,
?that the sinew?
sometimes binding
?me to fear doesn’t
?weather rebellion?
well, that the hull?
of heaviness can?
either be added to
?or abated from
the whole,

that it only?
can be loved
?into action

it’s the chase,
?running down an
?inside revolution,
?footfalls on a?
sidewalk at night,?
chest heaving, heart
?at a full-tilt tick,

the pull
?of the pin

the release

the opening & closing
?of the shutter, five, ten,
?twenty times before you?
are at peace with the
?portrayal of the moment,

it’s capturing it on the?
first click,

the last brush? stroke
sliding across? the canvas,

ruled lines?
waiting for the warmth?
of your fist resting
?between words

hitting your stride,
?stumbling, giving in,?
letting go, celebrating?
your victories
?& learning &?
loving yourself
?through your
?defeats

it’s the seed,?
the roots & the bud

it’s the flowering?
of yourself

it’s the process

it’s the meaning
?& the means
?to a meaningful
?life


So much Love, Respect & Gratitude to Susannah, Jen & Marianne for inviting me take part in their Creative Joy blog series. They are hosting a beautiful retreat Thursday June 28th – Monday July 2nd : The Creative Joy Retreat : it’s looks sooooo yummy… the support, the love, the peace… oh yes, please check it out! Thank you gals!

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