Saturday, February 27, 2016

Autoethnography

New Nature, Christian Schloe


I do not need to turn and look back.
i have been here before

Some things are
just as they have always been:

The sky is fixed
above the horizon like an
O’Keeffe landscape.

The sun quivers like smoke
inside my eyes.

The dry leaves lie
sporadic and listless
on the ground.

The path follows
a swift meandering line.

I walk. But, now…
i’m so tired of pretending
This is as far as my feet will bring me.

I stand at the water’s edge—a fishhook
smoldering in my hand.

I cast. I bait. I switch.
The fish scatter.

I free my hands from all burden.

My fingers filter the sunlight—hook its
flames in a dance of latitude.

I sketch upon myself a raindrop,
a blade of grass,
a swan.

Bliss weaves my body
with movement and light.

My chest rises like an unbottled cloud.
  
I am twirling,
lifting,
airborne.

Look at me.
Look…

I beseech you.

12 comments:

  1. I am looking...

    Hi Nevine! Nice to see that you came back with a bang. Love the poem.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. That is very gracious of you. I look forward to swinging by your spot soon!

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  2. i've missed my journey's here. this one...seems like a prayer, whispered to the Divine.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Kim. I've missed my journeys here, too. But, I stop in whenever time allows. Thank you for being such a constant!

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  3. Long, long time no read. As usual, amazed by your words.
    I know you are doing well in all your endeavors.

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    1. Adriana, it's so lovely to receive you here. I'm so happy to see your sunshine smile. Thank you for swinging by and stopping for a spell. Hugs to you...

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    2. I needed your words again today. I hoped to find something new and I found it. Each reading brings a different meaning. This time I felt you started down and twitched yourself up...

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    3. Isn't it amazing how our present moment so deeply influences our perception? Each reading... each moment... offers something new.

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  4. Ta poésie me manquait alors je suis venue te lire et j'ai aimé ce que j'ai lu. C'est toujours aussi beau! Merci ma belle Nevine.
    Gros bisous et bonne continuation! <3

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    1. Coucou, ma belle! Tu as disparu!!! Tu me manques beaucoup. Mille mercis et a tant tot!!! Bises...

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  5. Look at us! We have long forgotten our 'blogs' and the 'wordy comments.' Lovely to step in here, dear Nevine.

    Hope you've been well and happy.

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    1. Susan, so good to see you here! Yes, these blogs... oh, these blogs! I'm hoping to make a comeback. I'm daring myself... I'll swing by to see what you're up to, as well! :-)

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