not-quite Journaling, 13
Get ripped by misery, my heart, or stitch energy into the world.
everywhere I go,
my dark and bright ink and spell
a chant of balance
the sun and the moon
the whole world won’t stop
screaming because of a bloom,
but one soul might smile
Battle for mirth, my broken
heart, and stitch energy into the world.
and the inspiration:
Because “it is a truth universally
acknowledged” that the sense of humor of this peculiar teetotaling gardener
works in mysterious (and slightly lame) ways. It is true, Jane Austen
and I know things.
5/20/2021: Yesterday morning, my takion blue plant was full of closed buds. Then, the temperature went up and up and… BOOM! an explosion of pretty blooms (which you’ll have to imagine because I’ve no idea how to link Instagram stories). I hope some bees stop by to take a look, a lick, whatever they want.
5/27/2021: I went out for a walk, half-drunk on memories of the super flower blood moon, when I ran into a dandelion patch. The last two photos, in this triad, made me think of the sun and the moon. I hope you have a bright and blooming Thursday.
5/31/2021: After three days of rain, the sun and my sweet Williams are blooming their adieu to May. I like these flowers so much--because they are beyond lovely, and also because they are my Piano Man’s namesake (yep, I have my own sweet William). 🥰
Stitch energy into the world.
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- for Poets and Storytellers United--Writers’ Pantry# 73: Encouraging Ourselves.
Awwwww, Sweet William!ReplyDelete
That's what I say!Delete
You turn journalling into something so creative, I am tempted to try – again. I never seem able to sustain journalling for very long. Perhaps it all goes into my poems instead. But here you've found a way to combine both, delectably.ReplyDelete
This is the first time I've been able to sustain it. In the past, I got a bit bored after a handful of posts. Sharing it in poems felt much more... cleaner. Then, a blogger friend, told me how much she missed reading the "actual things". It gave me the motivation to get started. Now I really enjoy it.Delete
Beautiful Haiku even the Dandelion is good having spent much of childhood grabbing a seeding one and helping it seeds gewt blown away to start again!ReplyDelete
Dandelion blowers from around the world, unite! 😁Delete
a lovely garden
with sweet william
life sounds good
Yes, it does!Delete
Such richness of expression here dear Magaly- right from the get go too... Starting with: 'Get ripped by... And sustained throughout - marvellous write...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Scott.Delete
A chant of balance speaks to me. I also love seeing your garden bloom, in this lovely season, and become a rich not-quite Journaling creation.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Khaya. I'm enjoying the process very much.Delete
Thanks for sharing your garden blooms and your walk surorisesReplyDelete
Everything as it should be.
Wishing you a Happy Sunday.
MY POST TODAY
Thank you, Gillena. Glad you liked it.Delete
I love the way these pieces feel like bright bits of colors flashing together like in a kaleidoscope. I really should take up a practice of recording my days this way too. I admire both the artistry of your work and the discipline you put into doing it regularly.ReplyDelete
I find the process soothing. Recording things in this way, nudges me to examine my day and thoughts. I hope you try it--it's fun, too.Delete
Single blossom superiority. Sensational. Salute!ReplyDelete
On dandelion and one smile at a time. And look at all those seeds we can blow as good wishes.ReplyDelete
Profound and beautiful. I love the line "stitch energy into the world." It brings to mind a surgeon skillfully stitching torn flesh or a good witch soothing a little girl's scraped knee with aloe vera. Awwww... it is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen fan can sniff Pride and Prejudice a mile away. :DReplyDelete
Your Jane Austen bit made me giggle, of course. By the way, I wonder how you feel about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Some Austen fans aren't amuse. I thought is was very silly, but funny. Also, I like that the silly zombie parody urged many people to read the original.Delete
If anyone can stitch energy into the world it's you, Magaly. You bring your own special brand of sunshine!ReplyDelete
The same can be said about you, my dear Bev. You've stitched energy--and delicious laughter--into my world quite often. So, thank you!Delete
I love dandelions, the flowers and the seeds, even seeing them fly off to make more!ReplyDelete
"the whole world won’t stop
screaming because of a bloom,
but one soul might smile"
That has to be the most beautiful thing I've read in a very long time.
Thank you so much, Lisa. I am so glad you feel to be so.Delete
Love the photos! Yes! Stich energy into the world!ReplyDelete
We shall stitch it together!Delete
It seems a little sad. Too much about broken hearts and misery makes me wonder why your pen is bringing this forth. But...I know your chant of balance will put it all together correctly. And so I smile.ReplyDelete
The ripping was inspired by the state of the world. As you know, since you aren't deaf or blind, the world is in trouble. I feel many of us give up because of this. But I think we can choose not to give up. Instead, we should dig for energy from anywhere we can find it, and stitch the ripping.Delete
We need some rain here badly!ReplyDelete
I love your entire post! Made my heart smile! Love these words you wrote, "I hope some bees stop by to take a look, a lick, whatever they want." You are so cute and of course sweet William is too!!!! You are for sure stitching energy into the world! Big Hugs!
I hope you got your rain! And I'm happy you love those words. The bees have been enjoying my sweet Williams a lot!Delete
YOU.... are an energy spreader. Carl is special needs, pretty high functioning, lives with me, he is my best friend. Cheers to your son!!!!!ReplyDelete
Carl and you are extremely lucky. And I feel lucky to know you.Delete
I shall relate the cheers!
The exuberance of Dandelions this year has been a joy to behold. Banks of golden suns followed by galaxies of softly glowing moons...and people have the audacity to call them "weeds" XXXReplyDelete
Oh! I bet your FB profile is full of lovely dandelion blooms. I shall go and lurk around a bit.Delete
And people are silly creature; the only thing that differentiates a weed from a flower is their silliness.
Your binding of words and feeling definitely fill me with energy and inspiration. I love your gorgeous flowers! Those stitches truly join together.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lori. That makes me very happy. Hugs!Delete