starts as an emotion, a feeling, reality, a whispered fantasy
an idea or a remembered breathing thing.
it is like a tiny unseen seed,
I hold it between my open palm and whisper sweetly, “glow”
and with my other hand I cut my heart open and bleed
I exhale warmth over the tiny form and weep.
Sometimes, it grows into a most magnificent tree,
I am in awe and wonder as it rises before me
reminding me of the tree in Avatar, the movie
and a significant, intimate connection sweeps over me
There is also an entangled connection
between creativity, spirituality and sensuality.
Writing is the noticing and living it again
savoring the presence of spirit
and the input from the senses.
is the distilling of the feeling
Which is why I keep returning
again and again.
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”-Anais Nin
Your Life is a Poem On Being Podcast with Naomi Shihab Nye