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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Poetry Thursday. The Body

This week's prompt at Poetry Thursday is The Body, and, as it happens, I wrote a piece beginning "This is my body..." during the 2-week women writing workshop I took in the summer. It was sitting there in my notebook, and I hadn't paid it much attention - or any attention at all. Now that I've written that, I think maybe that's a reflection of how I can be towards my body much of the time. - Let it sit there, and even when it speaks to me, not pay it as much attention as it needs. So, now that I've had another reminder, maybe I will listen to this again:

..........This is my body,
..........this softness,
..........this quiet thing that carries me,
..........making herself known to me now,
Are you ready to hold my hand?

..........Left alone, the servant and I
..........have met one another’s eyes,
..........and I am matching my stride to her now,
..........and no-one else.

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At 5/10/06 1:53 am, Anonymous madd said...

I really like what you wrote...acceptence of ones self image is not always an easy thing to do, you wrote it simply well.

At 5/10/06 7:57 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is indeed a fine poem, written from a perspective I hadn't thought about before. Ouside looking in - or is it inside looking out?

At 5/10/06 12:40 pm, Anonymous Nic Sebastian said...

Nice concept - -the inner and outer person matching each other's stride. - Nic

At 5/10/06 1:26 pm, Anonymous Dewy Knickers said...

Morning...or is it afternoon? :)

I like the concept of the body as a vessel and the idea that we are seperate from it.

Thanks for stopping by to read my poem.

DK xo

At 5/10/06 7:16 pm, Blogger Amber said...

I love this. I just love it.
Ah, to finally feel one with our bodies...


At 5/10/06 7:36 pm, Blogger Tammy said...

A beautiful thing to be one with your body. Well done!

At 5/10/06 8:31 pm, Blogger michelle said...

I love that idea of servitude, without any sense of domination or power between the body and the self. I especially love the question you posed,

" Are you ready to hold my hand?"

At 5/10/06 8:58 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so succinct and nicely put. Beautiful poem for the prompt.

At 5/10/06 11:35 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Very nice.

At 6/10/06 1:32 am, Blogger Ceebie said...

As others have said, a very nice concept...

At 6/10/06 2:56 am, Blogger liz elayne said...

i love how you can use just a few lines here and i am left speechless.

beautiful. thank you.

At 6/10/06 9:47 am, Blogger Catherine said...

I think so many of us tend to forget about our bodies much of the time. I do like how you put this.

At 6/10/06 8:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I get older, I try harder to forget about my body, because it's not what it once was, so I get angry at it! I was touched by this poem, and it gave me a good reminder to be more accepting, and to "match my stride to her..."

At 6/10/06 11:34 pm, Blogger twitches said...

A great rhythm to this piece, How lucky you wrote it so recently!


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