Thursday, 28 July 2011

~ Walt Whitman -

Thanks to Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Today, the body-self just said "no!" & there was no getting around it- the constant motion of recent days caught up with me. I laid down during my morning practise & did my prayers & meditation looking at the ceiling & it's been pretty much a horizontal day since then- reading, napping, remembering favourite poetry like this one by Whitman. 
Felt a little like a day spent underwater, watching the light refracting through the waves, resting, waiting to resurface.

and I replied
Yup, M.E. - recognise your description immediately! Love Life when you can, don't need to do to do that....

And she quoted

"This is what you shall do;
Love the earth and sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labour to others,
hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people,
take off your hat to nothing known or unknown
or to any man or number of men,
go freely with powerful uneducated persons
and with the young and with the mothers of families,
read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book,
dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
and your very flesh shall be a great poem
and have the richest fluency not only in its words
but in the silent lines of its lips and face
and between the lashes of your eyes and in every
motion and joint of your body." ~ Walt Whitman

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Wicked Words- open mike night @Seven

This came in response to an email reminder to register for a spot at this special Poetry open mike event @Seven; and thank you to the organisers.
Not sure where it came from, not my style I thought, but I seem to be surprising myself at this time!

Wicked Words- open mike night @Seven

Wicked Words
Put me down for Wicked Words
Wicked Words Wicked Words
Opening my mouth to express my world
Wicked Words Wicked Words
Plucked from the conscience and forged in the mind
Wicked Words Wicked Words
Open mike experience of the wordy kind
Wicked Words Wicked Words
Live words for the audience to share at Seven 
Wicked Words Wicked Words
Starts at 8 but guaranteed over by 11!
Wicked Words Wicked Words
All different performances and styles so various
Wicked Words Wicked Words
So many ideas from rude, to comfortable, to ego precarious 
Wicked Words Wicked Words
A celebration of Poets gathered together to perform
Wicked Words Wicked Words
To share emotion, intellect and dreams on the studio floor 
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Listen in to their woven lines with a drink in your hand
Wicked Words Wicked Words
A crucible of word-smithery, forged at the mike stand.