Soul Seasons

 

For NaPoWriMo – day17

Card 81, Gallery 2

Soul Seasons

Finds certain satisfaction
in owned rhythms, moving
through seasons, finding
singular pace in grace
of each one:
Winter’s withdrawal within.
Spring’s rush to begin.
Summer’s full active leisure.
Autumn’s blush of fading fire.

Circling cycles, pattern
of days and ways of being.
Always leaning in to learn
more. Believing what is seen,
or not, sometimes only felt
in bones, mind, and heart.

Whirling years disappear
behind her, still held in
fiber of cells, telling her
when and where to turn
on vibrant ever-churning
path she finds before her.

Images held for a moment,
then released to settle in bright
metal of soul. Its voice calling
from past to future and back
again. Anchored at center,
lending hand of support, while 
leading her forever forward.

Elizabeth Crawford   4/17/11

Notes: Thought, if allowed to take hold, becomes active knowing. That knowledge applied becomes wisdom. All of it occurring in layers of learning. As long as I breathe, I am capable of learning.

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

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About 1sojournal

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14 Responses to Soul Seasons

  1. vivinfrance says:

    I love your approach to rhyme and rhythm – also to learning: I agree, we have to keep learning, or what’s the point of being?

    Thank you Viv, and all I can say is YES!

    Elizabeth

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  2. Progression of instinct to acknowledgement to understanding – she’s now able to pass on her knowledge; teach.

    Stan, really digging your summaries. Thank you, and she did teach, a late in life career she never imagined. She did it only for one reason, it allowed her to learn a lot more.

    Elizabeth

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  3. Irene says:

    Lovely words describing the seasons. A very engaged journey.

    Thanks Irene, didn’t really know what I was getting into when I started. Story of life, yes?

    Elizabeth

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  4. David King says:

    I enjoyed the freshness in your use of words.

    Hard to be fresh at my age. Think its all that reading, I’m always doing. Thank you for visiting and commenting, David.

    Elizabeth

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  5. Ron. says:

    The transience and fluidity of seasons, both external and internal, is masterfully managed here. Salute.

    Thank you Ron, I thoroughly enjoyed your ecomony and the salute is reciprocol,

    Elizabeth

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  6. brenda w says:

    Your “notes” sum up the poem’s journey. I agree with Ron, and salute you as well.

    Oops, two in one day, and in one poem? Good thing today was less than wonderful. I needed that. Thanks Brenda, and untold gratitude for your wordle this morning,

    Elizabeth

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  7. Jinksy says:

    from past to future and back

    Just like the imagination… A thoughtful poem.

    Ahh, Jinksy, where would we be without imagination? Thank you,

    Elizabeth

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  8. pamela says:

    Elizabeth, this part says it all for me,
    “Whirling years disappear
    behind her, still held in
    fiber of cells,”
    Beautifully said.

    Pamela

    Thank you Pamela, am still thinking about your purring cat and that wonderful moment of respite you created,

    Elizabeth

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  9. A wonderful write, Elizabeth. I finally got mine posted and came in to read yours. Both about circling, understandably:)

    Sherry, circles, cycles, seasons. Can’t stop them so might as well lean in and learn whatever is there. Thank you my friend for all of your support,

    Elizabeth

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  10. Linda says:

    I love the cyclical feel to the poem.

    Thank you Linda, its the effect of the image, I believe,

    Elizabeth

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  11. Wonderful imagery!

    Thank you very much Madeleine,

    Elizabeth

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  12. David King says:

    A great poem, a fascinating explication – and every blessing to you and your sister both. I feel a positive outcome here.

    David, I have used it often and affectively. Depressive thoughts have a tendency to pin one in place, making it difficult to actually physically move. And by the simplest of movements, one can change, actually unlock that grip on one’s person and attention. Thank you so much for the well wishes,

    Elizabeth

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  13. Judy Roney says:

    I think we do hold those cells of past seasons in us. We just keep moving forward but bring bits and pieces of the past with us.

    http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2011/04/welcome-to-world.html

    Judy, that has always been what this image makes me think of. Thanks for your comments,

    Elizabeth

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  14. Mama Zen says:

    This is lovely.

    Prayers and best wishes for your sister.

    Thank you much, Mama Zen, for the prayers and the wishes,

    Elizabeth

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