Haiku Familiar scents Reminiscent of childhood Comforting the soul Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
The road is uneven hindering progress Slowing my stride I tread carefully not to slip Concentrating on each thought and decisions made What had brought Me here? Again A lesson to be learned What did I miss? Always on this path Going somewhere, nowhere Bent out of shape from missteps and life’s callous punishments I fear I will always walk with a limp Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo Word Prompt: Callous - FOWC
Senryu The sensual feel of silk against one’s bare skin Dreamy, seductive Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
I’ve been waiting to share probably my most favorite Van Morrison song with you and this is the week! Jim Adams, our host of Song Lyric Sunday, prompted us with the elements. Air, Fire, Earth and Water. I have gone with water and Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic”. It has a beautiful poetic verse and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
This is about a sailor at sea thinking about returning to his lover, who is back on land. Normally a foghorn signals danger, but in this case it means he is close to home and his love.
There is room for interpretation beyond the superficial meaning. It might be interpreted as expressing an understanding that life is finite (the ship sailing on its round trip) and must be lived to its fullest (“I want to rock your Gypsy soul”), and an acceptance of its inevitable end (“We will magnificently float into the mystic, when the foghorn blows I will be coming home”). When you have seen the world and loved someone, you should have no reason to fear the end because you have lived your life to the fullest.
The original title was “Into the Misty.”
According to Morrison, he couldn’t decide whether the first line should be “We were born before the wind” or “We were borne before the wind.”
This was played in the 1989 Mary Stuart Masterson movie Immediate Family. She played a woman who was young and pregnant and planning to give her baby to Glenn Close and James Woods, who couldn’t have a baby of their own.
According to a BBC survey, because of this song’s cooling, soothing vibe, this is one of the most popular songs for surgeons to listen to whilst performing operations.
Courtesy of Songfacts
Lyrics We were borne before the wind Also younger than the sun Ere the bonnie boat was won As we sailed into the mystic Hark, now hear the sailors cry Smell the sea and feel the sky Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic And when that foghorn blows I will be coming home And when the foghorn blows I want to hear it I don't have to fear it and I want to rock your gypsy soul Just like way back in the days of old And magnificently we will flow into the mystic When that fog horn blows You know I will be coming home And when that fog horn whistle blows I got to hear it I don't have to fear it and I want to rock your gypsy soul Just like way back in the days of old And together we will flow into the mystic Come on, girl Too late to stop now Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Van Morrison Brand New Day lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc
Senryu Fragrant cedar blocks Tucked in corner of closets Brings back memories Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Haiku Footsteps in the sand Imprinted for just moments Taken by the sea Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Anger is the fortress protecting you Words weaponized Becoming knives Wielded in fury Slashing the air Until they reach their target and blood is drawn Your victim shrivels as breath is sucked from the life of love Once held as a gift to you in her open hands Now in powdered ash Slipping through grasping fingers If only you could see beyond the fear She is your armor Protecting you with moral obligation To love you and keep you safe But blindness remains your disability Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Word Prompts Obligation - Word of the Day Shrivel - RDP Image by ArtTower from Pixabay
Haiku Finally leaving Bad thoughts are floating away Carried by the wind Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Good morning and welcome to One Liner Wednesday, a weekly challenge from Linda G. Hill. I found this to share with you today and I believe never a truer word is said! Do you agree?
Senryu Contemplating life and the beauty of nature At peace with myself Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©