“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

5.26.2009

Challenge #10

your way begins on the other side
become the sky
take an axe to the prison wall,
escape
walk out like someone
suddenly born into color
do it now.
~rumi ~

A challenge by The 4.

I spent this weekend doing nothing.
Nothing.
But needing that nothingness,
angry at the rain outside,
full of fear & sadness for Maggie,
growing weaker.
By last night I was better,
taking an axe to that prison wall of anxiety,
picking up a paintbrush with peace.
Escaping. Doing it now.
I walked out of it all
like someone born into color,
and suddenly, suddenly,
I understood this poem.
i am still in color

15 comments:

  1. love this image.
    i am sending you a hug-make that three hugs. one for the kind comments left-they have meant so much to me, the second hug includes a wish for Maggie to feel well, and the third is for picking up the paintbrush.

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  2. Oh, this makes my heart sing...that you found such meaning to this poem.
    And it makes my heart sad, for Maggie. I will send love and healing energy through the airwaves..for you and for her.
    xo

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  3. Julie - My faves. They have teeny white flowers all over them. :)

    Tricia - Three hugs!! I will take them. I have a feeling you know how to hug really well! Thank you!

    Jaime - The poem just stayed with me & stayed with me. I wanted to suddenly be born into color. How wonderful that sounds! Maggie is getting a couple of additional drugs for her appetite, for her belly, for energy. She is fine really - not in any pain, just getting older & dealing with this disease still. She has taken to sleeping sitting up, and I must admit, it is pretty funny. I think it helps her belly (I read that somewhere; I have no idea if it's really true). As long as she is not hurting, I will do everything in my power to keep her happy & still with me. Thank you for the healing energy sent her way - I've no doubt it will help.

    :) Debi

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  4. Wow, this is absolutely amazing.

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  5. Beautiful, as your words persistently are. What kind of challenge is this? Didn't quite understand. Whatever, it is lovely with the image at the top along with the words.
    Brenda
    http://viewfromthepines.com
    http://cozylittlehouse.blogspot.com

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  6. love the image . born into color – what a wonderful thought.
    so sorry about your maggie.

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  7. oooooooooohhhh ... this is so incredibly beautiful and i am speechless (which if you knew me well, you would know is difficult to do) ... xo

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  8. Incredibly gorgeous image, lovely to see you being born into colour.

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  9. Debi, thank you for stopping by my blog, Beelieve. If you had not I would miss out on this beautiful one of yours. I can not wait to explore it more. I also love your "no politics" badge. Yes, we do need to keep these web logs pretty.

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  10. I've no doubt you were born into color. All the colors, in every hue. But, most especially - blue.

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  11. Wow. That's right on the money, I'd say! Thanks for the assistance in getting it! I might have ever understood what that particular poem meant.

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  12. "take an axe to the prison wall"

    This is certainly great advise for a over-stressed guitar player locked inside her fear. Great advise!

    Peace, Love and Hippy Beads,
    Rhonda

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  13. Oh - and now I understand the poem too! Thank you for that.

    I think this is a beautiful interpretation.

    Sending love and healing energy to Maggie.

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