Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wellness Wednesday: Prophetic words

yesterday i received an email from Artella magazine asking if they could use a poem i wrote in july 2005 and submitted to their poetry garden competition that year...
here's the poem

i remember i wrote it one summer's evening sat on my bed, as the shadows of the lilac tree outside the window danced on the page... that year - aged 41 - i was rediscovering my creative spirit, letting her loose to play with paints and clay and collage and words and journals and... i was truly a little girl again!

when i wrote the last line 'positioning is everything', i envisioned placing my self in the shimmering light where inspiration could fall. now as i draw near the end of my three weeks' intensive physiotherapy, i have a much more prosaic understanding! no lofty thoughts of positioning my self where the muse may find me... right now i just want to sit and stand unaided!!!

last friday, may 9, i 'celebrated' the first anniversary of the stroke... what a journey!!! while i'm working very hard to position my body correctly so i can more 'normally' stand, walk, sit, etc. i am beginning to sense the muse calling again... inspiring me to try my left hand at painting, drawing, journalling... and i'm excited to say when the muse calls, there's no correct, proper or normal positioning required!!!!


At 4:34 pm , Blogger artbrat said...

Congratulations! You're poem is wonderful.

Its good that you're nearing the end of your intensive therapy. I hope that your body will continue to improve in doing all the things that you want it to do. Passing the 1 year mark brings with it so many mixed emotions. Thankfullness that you're still kicking, but anger that you're unable to do what used to be a thoughtless action. I wish you continued improvement and hope that muse of yours sparks something great.

At 6:11 pm , Blogger Olivia said...

Congratulations, Claire! I, too think your poem is beautiful. I'm glad your therapy is finishing up. Healing thoughts, O xxoo

At 6:11 pm , Blogger Olivia said...

Congratulations, Claire! I, too think your poem is beautiful. I'm glad your therapy is finishing up. Healing thoughts, O xxoo

At 6:16 pm , Blogger KaiBlueCreations said...

Aloha Claire,
That's such a lovely prose and dance with words.. I adore your poem.
It's been such a journey for you, I'm glad I got to meet you because I think I'm a better person for knowing you.
Watching you take this journey has been nothing less then inspirational..
PEace, Kai

At 7:22 pm , Blogger Hedgewitch said...

your writing is beautiful, Anna!

anniversaries can be tough to get through.. I had a really hard time when I was approaching the first anniversary of getting ME. Once it was out of the way, though, I could get on with moving forward...

sounds like that's happening for you now, too.. hope the muse visits you often, as creativity is healing on so many levels?

that's how I started my crafting and Hedgewitch .. it was cathartic and therapeutic :-)

At 10:15 am , Anonymous Cookie said...

What a beautiful poem!
It's just lovely

At 12:00 am , Blogger Journey Through Life said...

How wonderful! What a great honor and a great poem.

At 7:02 pm , Blogger Olivia said...

Claire, I've nominated you for a Brilliante's a gift, not an obligation, though...See my blog for more info! xxoo, O


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