Monday, January 23, 2006

A TIP A DAY . . .

Thank you, Irene, for this exercise. I continue to find excellent tips and inspiration at your blog DAYTIPS FOR WRITERS.

Y Antennae
J.B. Rowell

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

If you step off the edge
of righteousness,
escape the chatter
of monkeys
in the crowding trees
it will find you

close lids, feel the breeze
navigate away
through grasping limbs
ignore cross-back lines
over hills, to whistling crest
teetering over dense green
on one side
developed land on the other

head down blind
into steepness
let your knees take the brunt
as you lose you
in tangle of panic
rising as canopy
of doubt shrouds day

and what else can you do
but wonder if the path
was not the better way
to trust the ones who
made the map
carved the signs, nailed
them to trunks

momentum drones
carries down
into nightfall set without
knowing, arms fighting
until burst of field
thick with white
moonlight, a blank page

long grass licks legs
feet suddenly naked
body wearing only hint
of sun reflected off face
of dusty moon

dark stirs along edges
flash of yellow
walk to center and spin
raise arms, cup hands


Blogger reniebob said...

Julia - I love where you went with this one... very free-ing when you let go of all those preconceived notions! Thanks for sharing!

6:51 PM, January 23, 2006  

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