Like Wind

 

NaPoWriMo – day 10

Card 117, Gallery 2

Like Wind

I know what I know, I’ll sing what I said,
we come and we go. It’s a thing that
I keep, at the back of my head.
__Paul Simon: I Know What I Know

Traveler senses it is time
to leave again. To be gone
from this place, moving
toward next. Muscles flex,
while joints grow stiff
with desire to remain.

But, bird of spirit insists
on flight, whispers of death
that might occur if soul
is held too long by hands
too quick to hold on,
unwilling to let go. Yearns
to be allowed to follow new
song, blown on winds
of change. Tells her,

“Go now, you know what
you know. ”

Grasps straight branch,
broken by storm wind,
from tree where she
has been leaning. Tells
herself, “This memory
I will take with me, to lift
and support as my journey
continues.”

Elizabeth Crawford  4/10/11

Notes: Thank you to all who stopped by yesterday and helped me celebrate my birthday. Hugs to all my fellow travelers. But, like life, NaPoWriMo goes on. Thank you for sharing my Time Out, we will cross paths again, if not today, maybe tomorrow.

Song by Paul Simon can be found and enjoyed here: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w3CBdLfGqw&feature=related

Soul Cards: both galleries may be viewed by clicking on the image. The cards were created by Deborah Koff-Chapin and her site is located here:  http://www.touchdrawing.com/

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About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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14 Responses to Like Wind

  1. Ron. says:

    Good maorning , E.
    I like this one very much, though it has little resonance with me, who has never really felt that time-to-be-movin-on thingy. With me, it’s usually been a being-forced-out kind of thingy. Not a drop of vagabond gypsy blood in me, I usually move along only when the current situation becomes totally hopeless.

    Of course, once that happens, I, too, have that “This memory/ I will take with me, to lift/ and support as my journey/ continues” moment.

    Ron, I am disabled. Gypsy blood, or not, these days the only wandering I do is limited mostly to my car, and little at that. This is essentially a soul journey, so it’s the inner movement I am speaking of, and somehow because the outer movement has been restricted, the inner wandering has increased exponentially. I am a quasi-hermit, but still enjoy each moment as much as possible, only because when I first learned of the disability, I quickly became a couch potato. A singer, of all things, got me off the couch and on to the computer. I will be eternally grateful for that. There are so many ways of moving.

    ElizabethThanks.

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  2. vivinfrance says:

    I like very much the idea of memories being a support. A lovely calm poem, despite the moving on theme.

    Thank you Viv. I look at my memories as a rich tapestry to be continuously unraveled and explored.

    Elizabeth

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  3. Irene says:

    I can so relate to this. I get a sense of journey in your daily poem. There’s a sense of continuity, of journeying. (How we get nudged out of our comfort zone. Maybe we’ve grown too big for these old shoes.) Thank you Elizabeth.

    Irene, thanks. I like that idea that the soul keeps growing bigger feet. That should mean the footprints are easier to follow, yes? At least one can hope that is true,

    Elizabeth

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  4. brenda w says:

    This is my favorite card so far…okay, now I’ll go read the poem. I see the branch support the traveler, as the hands offer support in the card. This journey is one of my favorite stops everyday, Elizabeth. Thank you for your commitment, and the beauty of your words.
    ~Brenda

    Thank you Brenda for your generousity. You humble me, many, including yourself are doing no less.

    Elizabeth

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  5. And may you celebrate again today and each day. You are a rare and unique spirit! Lovely soul creature. Yes, I found a certain similarity in our work today. Recognizing the value of the memories, but willing to move on in whatever way we must. Beautifully written, if there is perfect…I would say it is perfect! I look forward to see where she will go next….

    As do I Annell. Like her, I step out each day with a certain energy of awe and expectancy, wandering where this path might lead me. It is truly an adventure. Thanks for joining me,

    Elizabeth

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  6. pamela says:

    Elizabeth, your journey is an inspiring one, so many beautiful lines in this. Like Brenda, I have been enjoying my daily stops here and reading about your soul’s journey.

    Pamela

    Pamela, that makes us a mutual admiration society. I am watching you grow and flow in this world of words. Isn’t it all rather exciting?

    Elizabeth

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  7. Didn’t realize it was your birthday, happy slightly belated! I like your taking of these images and songs and turning them into something uniquely personal… feels like we are getting a glimpse at the thoughts of your soul. (Which are rather different than the thoughts of the mind.)

    Joseph, this blog is titled Soul’s Music, and I have to admit, that until this NaPoWriMo, I have not really honored that definition as completely as I would like. Thank you for your words and I agree, the whispers of the soul are not the same as the whispers of the mind or heart. I believe the soul stands in the gap between those two, keeping a much needed balance,

    Elizabeth

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  8. Mike Patrick says:

    “This memory I will take with me.” Sometimes we can be burdened by baggage, but the memories we choose to carry will never weigh us down.

    Thank you Mike and you just gave me another idea for a poem. Lol, I love these comments, they are a path all of their own,

    Elizabeth

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  9. I adore `BIRD OF SPIRIT INSISTS ON FLIGHT“ (hate this laptop) and you know my soul is feeling that same sense of needing to move on……a spiritual shift.

    Ahh Sherry, those spiritual shifts can be a bit disconcerting at times. But, they right themselves because the soul seeks balance above all things. Thanks for being such a big part of all of this,

    Elizabeth

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  10. I seem to have lost my first comment, which said I so love this piece, and identify with it completely. Am enjoying making this journey with you so much, fellow traveler.

    Sherry, not sure what happened, but I found both of your comments. And I am so glad we are traveling together, my friend,

    Elizabeth

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  11. Sometimes we only have our memories to support us, but they always seem to get us through…

    Stan, I would agree with that, memories have a purpose and a function, sometimes just to help us remember to be who and what we truly are and can be,

    Elizabeth

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  12. Judy Roney says:

    Glorious! <> I love this. There’s so much we don’t know but this is comforting.

    http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2011/04/his-gifts.html

    Judy, that is comforting to me. Thank you,

    Elizabeth

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  13. andy sewina says:

    Yeah, I think the memory has an important function too. Maybe all we need do is to remember that we know what we know? Anyway, you’ve got me thinking now!

    Lol, thanks Andy. Maybe we need to remember that we haven’t explored what we think we don’t know? It’s always a bit amazing to discover those gems buried back there in the back forty.

    Elizabeth

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  14. Mary says:

    One does know sometimes when it is time to move on, taking memories with one to a new place. This concept speaks to me, Elizabeth.

    Thank you Mary. I’m sure they do in many ways. Hugs to you,

    Elizabeth

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