VOICE

Over at Poets United, Kim's prompt left me with a swirl of thoughts a poem expressing ourselves, our place in the universe.


"The universe is not really made up of atoms, it's made up of stories. It is through the sharing of our unique stories that we can arrive at a deeper connection with another person. I also may come to a deeper connection with myself, with my own truth -- by exploring that edge of authenticity."     ~ Muriel Rukeyser 



  Kim's prompt:  We see the world in our own special way and perceive experiences differently than anyone else. Use YOUR unique voice. Share a poem about your place, role, mission, position in the world, in the universe. Explore the edge of your authenticity. Use YOUR unique voice. Share a poem about your place, role, mission, position in the world, in the universe. Explore the edge of your authenticity.



 Edge, did she say edge...lol.  Well, of course I have to try to share my view.



 Fingerprinted thoughts appear in inky ripples
on my morning pages
as my green cup lifts me from ghost moth dreams
I look for my 
 liquid sunshine
moving me to find day's gold
 Steeped memories
clear and cloud my gray mattered sieve
in a bird's song, the wind's roar as it dances
with the trees and
flowers waltz to nature's symphony

I see wonder in wings
the blue kiss of water touching Earth's green
the honey of day illuminates my path
later the moon paints an indigo canvas with a winking sky
rambling thoughts of lost dreams and maybe ifs
as owls hoot at midnight setting me off 
to the Land of Nod
I see a family parade in my children
stars in their eyes
 hope in their fingers
My secret
come close
I'll tell you:

Be authentic, be you
follow the voice of your heart
 wink back at the Moon
and wave to the Sun
try to be kind, even to those who hurt you.
Life is a gift....

     © Ellen Wilson




Comments

Sherry Blue Sky said…
Ellie, first I was blinded by the beauty of your incredible flowers on the banner.....then I read your poem which gets more wonderful with every line read - by the time I hit "stars in their eyes, hope in their fingers" I was euphoric. And then you knocked it out of the park with your closing stanza.

Wow, kiddo. Fantastic.
mindlovemisery said…
This is so vivid and rich, filled with gentle wisdom! I love it =)
Akila G said…
Aww! this touched my heart Ella. happiness and beauty lies in the small corners around us and perhaps, that is the best lesson nature teahces us. be yourself, blow a kiss and feel it coming back!!
Karen Tamara said…
Beautiful poem, Ella. Stunning imagery. And I love the message.

This was one of my favorite lines: later the moon paints an indigo canvas with a winking sky
rambling thoughts of lost dreams and maybe ifs

Excellent job on this. Thanks for the lift!
That was wonderful, Ella! That is you. And great message for all of us.
This is the common thread that links us. Gracias for reminding us in such a wonderful tone.
Wonderfully elucidated.

Gracias Ella
Mary said…
Beautifully expressed. You do see wonder in wings, Ella; and you are indeed authentic. It is good to try to be kind even to those who hurt you.
kaykuala said…
try to be kind,
even to those
who hurt you.
Life is a gift...

This is a classic ending Ella! It'll boost good human relations and good neighborliness within the community if everyone reacts positively! Nicely!

Hank
L. Diane Wolfe said…
That was beautiful. Liquid sunshine - I just had two cups of that.
Kim Nelson said…
Your last stanza is ideal. Could stand alone, if you wanted it to do so, but caps this piece off so well.
Poet Laundry said…
I need my "liquid sunshine" too! I really like: "the blue kiss of water touching Earth's green
the honey of day illuminates my path"...and your ending sums up a wonderful way to live!
Helen said…
Wink at the moon .. wave at the sun! Oh, yes!!!
L.G. Smith said…
So many wonderful lines. Like those "ghost moth dreams" and "wink at the moon." :)
Stephen Tremp said…
How right you are. Life is way to short and every day is a gift. Don't give control to other people who hurt you through bitterness and unforgiveness.
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DEZMOND said…
we do love to swirl the inky ripples :)
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Ella said…
Dezzy-I will be by! Yes, it is all about the swirl, lol ;D

Stephen-Well said :D Thank you!
I so agree~

LG-Those dreams are full of ghost moths, ;D Thank you~ :D @>----

Helen-Yes, and let's hope the wave n' wink back ;D lol

Poet Laundry-Thank you! I kinda wanted to do it different, but went with it! ;D @>------
Sun really does brighten so much our world,our mood!






Ella said…
Kim-Thank you! I love this challenge-a great prompt ;D @>--------

L.Diane-Yes and when we take photos we try to capture it, chase it even ;D Thank you~ @>----------

Hank-Thank you! We have to look hard sometimes, but those who lash out are usually hurting more than we know~

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Shelly said…
The last lines were beautiful. As for the first few lines- coffee? tea?

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly
Ella said…
Hi Lisa :D Thank you so much!!

Shelly-lol YOU are fun! Thank you and yes, we need more hugs n' chocolate ;D
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