Allusions, Illusions, Poverty, Oklahoma, and Other States of Mind
Ah, if only we COULD have energy released recuperatively JUST when we needed it! An interesting 'icy' take!
This is very interesting, kiddo! I so need some of that stored energy!
You, poet-friend, just created yoga in a poem! And you reminded me of a Scientific American article I recently read explaining the existence of fetal cells in the brains of their mothers, years after the pregnancy. Apparently they migrate and assimilate. THOSE sorts of things, I guess, are never released. I love how you made me think.
Hope Kim is right: Fetal cells are used for cell renewal and stemcells, are they not?I hope my brain still has some of those: had a bit of an accident today and really banged my head on the concrete. My poor skull needs all the help it can get now.
Kim, I have to find that article. That would explain a lot. I always felt there was a biological change occurring in my brain when I was pregnant. But I thought I was losing brain cells, not gaining them! Thank you, poet friend, for making me think. And I always wanted to get more Yoga in my life. When I did martial arts, Shifu would share a pose now and then which was always recuperative.Aprille, let me guess. Did you slip on an ICY sidewalk?
Very compact and full of little nuggets of surprise. BTW, why are diamonds dangerous?
Aprille, you make me think with your question. I would have to say now that diamonds in and of themselves are not dangerous, any more than a gun is dangerous without a human to pull the trigger. But when I first read your poem, I thought of some of the places I have lived where I would not want to wear diamonds for fear of having them yanked off my neck or ripped from an ear. Then I thought of the danger to the child slaves mining the diamonds. Then I thought like a commit-o-phobe, that diamonds could be a lifelong stress. So diamonds are not dangerous, humans are.
Your poem has given me an appreciation for diamonds I never had before and I can see better what all the fuss over them is about. It's about their light-reflecting sparkle, if only we humans could use them to reflect only our best qualities!
Your piece is a perfect pairing to Kim's work. Nicely done Libby.
I do like the picture. I wanted to keep my words at a minimum to not detract from it.
Libby,A really nice view of ice, with a very practical and remedial usage. I think of frozen peas, reducing the swelling on a damaged limb etc....Rather than my own fear of slipping on ice, then perhaps requiring the helping part!!!Very original Libby:)Eileen.Congratulations on your great interview with Sherry:)
A bag of frozen peas is my favorite first-aid remedy. Thanks, Eileen.
No one is sticky me with those crystals -- no matter what promises are made. :-)[a former acupuncturist]
"slept upon over time" :) beautiful.
I love the word usage and images here!McGuffy's Readerhttp://www.mcguffysreader.blogspot.com
I love what you did with this prompt and the painting of Kim's that you used.
Brilliant! Great insight nicely rendered in words as pointed as their leading. And that bed of pointed loss and faceted stones may release and dull in time the pain! Accupunture could even release whole patterns of spirit clogs. I used the same pic, but therein ends the similarity.
It's all in the title, isn't it? And so well expressed! I have written my poem on that topic too, but in different vein.
For comments and carrots, thanks.