Monday, July 13, 2009

A poem after playing with my sweet girl


I'm loving all that is beautiful in nature today with my daughter. If I allow myself to absorb the generous spirit of this earth, I think I can find "eagle wings" for my poetry to soar to new heights.


A Generous Muse

Arms raised to catch her
swirls of air dance around
as girl of curls slides down.

To be within my grasp
that natural energy
filling the air and her smile.

How my words may burst
through the quiet page
fueled by purity and light.

Caressed by a pasture
the poet's pen is the sky
each breath awakens.

Life builds within me
a sense of arrival
words to be born.

I didn't really work this poem. I let the words stand as they came to me. I want to keep the poem's energy as fresh as the experience that inspired it.

Take a deep breath outside today. You will feel good, I promise :)

36 comments:

Lois Lane II said...

Wow. Beautiful. And I love your new blog design, too!

Randi said...

This is beautiful. Do you scrapbook? I can just see in my mind a photo of your daughter being thrown into the air, giggling, with this poem attached to the page next to the photo.

T Rex Mom said...

It sounds like she was great inspiration!

Joanne said...

I like how you let the words stand as they came to you, very spontaneous. What a nice parallel to yours and your daughter's interactions! Enjoy your Monday.

Jenn said...

Beautiful!

Mandy said...

I could feel a ray of sunshine come over me as I read your poem. And that says a lot since today is a rainy, thunderstorm-filled Monday here in southern Alabama. I LOVE how you didn't tweak the poem and its words at all. Sometimes I do too much rewriting and it loses the true essence of what I wanted to say. Absolutely wonderful poem! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Mari said...

I'm not usually into poetry, but I really like that! She's good inspiration.

Stacey said...

That was truly beautiful.
I tried to take your advice and step outside to take a deep breath of air. I chocked on a gulp of rain. It refreshed me though! Thank you!

Mommy's Nintendo said...

Wonderful! What beautiful images. I love when my girls inspire my writing and you have certainly captured that feeling.

belinda

Karen (KayKay) said...

Beautiful images. She was a wonderful inspiration.

Ana V. Rios said...

Beautiful poem. It is great when the words just flow through you and you just write. I especially like:

"Caressed by a pasture
the poet's pen is the sky
each breath awakens.

Life builds within me
a sense of arrival
words to be born."

Very powerful image - great writing (as always)!

Diane said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing. I pray many more special times with your daughter!

Gerri said...

I like that idea of keeping the energy fresh! Lovely and inspiring. :)

Donna Gotlib said...

What a pleasure. I enjoy your writing.

Kim said...

Wonderful stuff as usual. I spent a lot of time outside with my boy today too and you are so right - it feels so good. I'll be catching up on my reading tomorrow. I hope you're well Kelly!!

Gerri said...

Hi Kelly,

Her name is Joi and she IS a cutie. :)Thanks.

Jillien said...

i loved it :)

Your poems are always so beautiful and light. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with us.

JM

Michelle said...

Even before your comment below I was thinking that I could really use the time outside and how refreshing it would be. I love the freedom of this poem... and wish I had been able to spend the time outside with the wee ones today!

Aleta said...

What I liked the most about your poem is that you felt the energy and youth from your daughter and you transferred it to the poetic muse and written word. Good job!

Jenna said...

I love this poem, can't say that enough. I see that you frequent the cutest blog on the blog also... I loooooove that site!

I have been the Golden Notebook for a long time. It's not that I don't like it, things just keep getting in the way. I hope to have it finished by the end of the month! =)

June said...

There is such a connection between motherhood and inspiration. Thanks for a lovely poem...

kisatrtle said...

jealous of the day you had

Michelle said...

What a lovely poem. It brings me back to carefree afternoons spent with my girls.

Sneaky Momma said...

You did a great job capturing the moment with your words. I love how you refer to your daughter as a 'girl of curls'. :)

Kerri said...

Very sweet. Sorry it took me so long, but I wanted to thank you for coming over to see me from Jills SNeaky Friend Post!

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glnroz said...

This gave me a big 'ole smile,, glenn

Creativity!! said...

Wowwww!!!!! So Sweeet Kelly :) I Loved this Poem A Lot!!!!!!!!! Pleasure Read!!!!!!!

Monica Manning said...

That was beautiful, septembermom. I came over to congratulate you on your win at PPP. I enjoyed your Ancient Art poem very much. Keep up the good work!

Caitlin said...

Awesome poem! And so sweet. Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us.

~She Poet~ said...

No need to work the poem. It's beautiful as it stands. I read it a few times. An excellent post. Thank you for stopping by and congrats on your win as well for Ancient Art. I loved it.

Becca said...

That is beautiful. I wish I had half of the writing ability that you do.

glnroz said...
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Judith Ellis said...

Oh, so beautiful, Kelly!

I love glnroz's hope.

Jenners said...

Just lovely!

Warren Baldwin said...

You let this poem just flow through you? You have a gift! It is wonderful. wb