Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Poetry Pollination


Stop and smell the roses!

The pause that refreshes!

Advice that reminds us to take some time away from our busy lives and enjoy the present moment doing something that restores us.

From time to time, I stop what I'm doing and alight upon one of  @poetwist's daily poetry prompts on Twitter.

It is a delight to see how people respond so positively to her pause for poetry. I have watched people grow in their writing as they feel free to take risks with Kayt. She is always so encouraging in her comments and welcomes all who care to take a step into the garden of creativity.

In response to her poetry prompt - "breathe" - I posted the following:

Living. Breathing.
Breathing. Living.
Inspiritus - inspiration - spirit.
Awaken. Breathe.
Live. Now.

Then, I was reminded that our good intentions, when released, are not unlike bees going about their business, doing what bees are wont to do. Buzzing from flower to flower, pollinating, so that we can enjoy the fruits and flowers of their labour.

I was fortunate. I had an opportunity to see this poetry prompt pollinate a work of art. A few week's ago, Kayt emailed to ask my permission to post my poem with the work of art that it inspired. Check it out on her post entitled, Inspiration and Serendipity! Thank you, Kayt!

We may not always be able to see how what we do reverberates through our lives; inspiring, changing and enriching us in many ways. A word, a gesture or a risk taken. These can pollinate a whole new garden of possibilities.

What would you secretly like to do but don't do because of the fear of not being good enough or the fear of failure?

Isn't it time to start...

Living. Breathing.
Breathing. Living.
Inspiritus - inspiration - spirit.
Awaken. Breathe.
Live. Now.

Related post: Playing with the Big Kids.

Image courtesy of Claudia Meyer, Paris.

2 comments:

  1. Thank *you* Marianna for the gift of your lovely poem, and for this post. Your words are such an excellent reminder to stop and engage in the moment.

    I really enjoy your blogging style (and content of course)and in addition am so very appreciative of your kind words and the link.

    Be well :-)

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  2. Hi Kayt,
    I guess this is the mutual admiration society. I admire your going-out-on-a-limb to follow your heart and to encourage others by your example.

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