Month: September 2018

Week 39: Blessings

Week 39: Blessings

Blessings I create blessings in my head I send them to my hands and stroke them into your hair I tell you nothing of them for you will look at me with your wry smile and tell me I am way too optimistic This cosmic […]

Week 38: Horizons

Week 38: Horizons

Horizons Horizons are a calling a nudging to a place that sometimes only you can see far beyond the misty plains, way beyond the wooded hills Horizons beckon and whisper, “Come, just over the hill just beyond where you are at now. There, look, is […]

Week 37: Iktsuarpok

Week 37: Iktsuarpok

Photo credit: Denise Smith “Waiting for God”. Follow Denise on Instagram @deniselifeart or on FB Denise Smith (Photo Album – My Streets) — with Denise Smith.

Iktsuarpok*

There are gentle Spring days
when the air hushes
the chilled land back
from the cold
and the hollow blue, sky hums
to a tune that was written
a million years ago

And still in that peace
we are pulled to the door,
habit and necessity demanding
we scan the horizon,
the gate, the threshold
for the arrival of someone,
someone we have never met
the unborn child, the missed lover
the parent we wanted,
the friends we needed, the ones
we’ve had who have gone ahead

Restless, waiting for the pieces
of ourselves to return home

© Tanya Southey
#52words52weeks

* – “Iktsuarpok” – an Inuit word from The School of Life – Untranslatable Words. The definition is “a feeling of edgy anticipation that makes one keep on looking out the window to see if an expected visitor is coming up the path.”

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Week 36: Well

Week 36: Well

Well There was a time when wells were the only source of water and villagers would congregate and share while drawing life-giving liquid from deep caverns Now we are unaccustomed to coming to the well to slate our thirsts We mindlessly turn on taps unaware […]

Week 35: Belonging

Week 35: Belonging

Belonging I have survived so much but mostly I have survived myself with a deep longing for true belonging I have survived my need to fit in and do the things that everyone else believes I was born to do I have outlived the fear […]