MEMORY’S BREATH


29 may 2011  >  11  > Lust/strength  Thoth deck

 

                  How do you give lustre to your life?  

                     How do you commune with your instincts?

                           Can you trust your heart’s voice?

 

 

The Big Lake Michigan calls to me.  I’m blocks away from it.  It rains, and drizzles detouring my ‘lust’ to get there.  And.. my lust will rise above the drab and dank of the morning and I will make my way to the beach later.     Umbrella in hand if necessary.  

 

THE BREATH OF MEMORY

 

Smell gives rise to memory

Fills you up with sand and water

waves and sun, yesterday

and tomorrow

Scamps through your body. 

 

Messages of long ago speak

In the flood of lost days

Tumbling over each other

To get to each other

 

The air around you

Ripens the stories with

Inhales of sweetness

Longing, sorrow, joy

Laughter, love.

 

There is no place within you

that is not filled with this breath.

YOu hunger for the sweetness

the love

You anguish in the longing

the sorrow

 

The scent washes you,

drowns you

scolds you

punishes your dreaming

lays you tender in loves want

caresses the soul’s quest

holds you to whisper’s sweetness

 

Smell gives rise to all your memories

Breathe in the wonder of what you

remember.

Breathe in the flavors of life’s

wanderings

Breathe in the colors of wishes and

desire

Breathe in and smell the life of you

 

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4 responses to “MEMORY’S BREATH

  1. there is pit patting lightness in your writing and a comfortable breath of zest equally contagious.. keep it up!

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  2. memories hold all the senses… love this one

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  3. Excellent poem.
    Very thoughtful.

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