Poetry

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 […]

Week 34: Ripening

Week 34: Ripening

Ripening They always told you you were a rose delicate pink and blushing in the morning sun and yet you did not believe all that you were told you held a sliver of an idea that once reached you in a vague and distant dream […]

Week 33: Connection

Week 33: Connection

Connection Invisible threads hold us together stitching us through lifetimes ties that cannot be severed roots of energy tapped into emotion transmitting feelings regardless of where we are in the world regardless of time distance or space numbers dialled at exactly the same time identical […]

Week 32: Transformation

Week 32: Transformation

Transformation We fear that transformation will change us forever yet intrinsically a butterfly is still made of caterpillar cells and has memories of days before it could fly Sometimes a shift is brutal and fast other times change starts in the east a golden orb […]

Week 31: Space

Week 31: Space

Space A Haiku: Between you and me wide skies and roaring oceans the heart knows no space © Tanya Southey #52words52weeks                       Please follow and like us:

Week 30: Vellichor

Week 30: Vellichor

Vellichor The pages are fragile now yellowed and thinned with time but still the stories remain alive and waiting to be read to enter someone else’s life and leave a mark a sigh or second glance even with the faded ink and feathery edges which […]

Week 29: Prayer

Week 29: Prayer

Prayer Perhaps along the way this word became attached to things you lost your belief in perhaps along the way you lost the connection to the divinity that rests within each breath the part that breathes you the higher you that can seek to solve […]

Week 28: Hope

Week 28: Hope

  Hope Hope is a bulb under frozen snow buried, dormant far from the sun it believes unequivocally that its shoots will push through the darkness It gets that the soil though cold and wet will create the urge to reach towards the unseen light […]

Week 27: Mystery

Week 27: Mystery

Mystery The great unknown is all around us yet we walk around all knowing totally right totally entrenched in our meaning making We are locked in our positions our knowingness our absolute black and white beliefs that shape our days and carve us into the […]

Week 26: Rest

Week 26: Rest

Rest This place of letting go and entering the space of being the great – I am the slipping into slumber the trust that you will return even though you have handed over full control to this unseen force unseen but restorative you yourself hidden […]

Week 25: Loss

Week 25: Loss

Loss Loss rages unexpected as a bushfire it burns the water dry cardboard drops stick inside my blistered throat The world once upright overturned I walk legless and catatonic Even months from now after I have strained singlehandedly to push these monolithic buildings back into […]

Week 24: Grace

Week 24: Grace

Grace Grace knows Grace knows how to stack your vertebrae one above the other Align the spine when the haters cry to have you stooped and bent when all expect you to spit back the venom that was aimed directly at your good intentions Grace […]

Week 23: Petrichor

Week 23: Petrichor

Petrichor The wilderness was once visible a hooded darkness of caves and woods monsters concealed in logs or behind shadowy rocks A lonely place The wilderness is now invisible a place of tall buildings and people milling a proximity of connection but utter disconnection a […]

Week 22: Empathy

Week 22: Empathy

Empathy Don’t wrap me in your pity or stifle me with sympathy the lion’s roar may well seem silenced but it’s alive within my core Don’t smother me with platitudes or shroud me in condescension sympathy will only invoke my rage my wounds will scream […]

Week 21: Abundance

Week 21: Abundance

Abundance It’s easy not to trust to doubt that all that you need will fall into place It’s effortless to fall into the fear and miss the signs of the quiet blossoming We are led to believe that support and love come in large packages […]

Week 20: Sanctuary

Week 20: Sanctuary

Sanctuary We are all fleeing from something even those who appear to be standing still Even those who are planted in the same spot as the moment of their birth these rare beasts who seem to be happily grazing on their less than green grass […]

Week 19: Homecoming

Week 19: Homecoming

Homecoming isn’t the same anymore the furniture has been rearranged and grief sits in your empty chair The spoon has leached its metal into my tea and the milk seems curdled even though it’s in the halcyon days before its use by date There is […]

Week 18: Reflection

Week 18: Reflection

Reflection I hand-picked a constellation of stars and hid them in my heart they shine reflected on the lake inside my mind This is the place where you will always live even as the wild geese cry in flight even as the moon rises on […]

Week 17: Soul

Week 17: Soul

Soul Invisible and some say non-existent I know you are out there somewhere in a place where time has no clocks hovering over me wispy, wise benevolent When the opinionated ego with its petulant wounds withdraws its magic and sulks inside its bruises you nudge […]

Week 16: Promise

Week 16: Promise

Promise The shadows were long in the setting sun and you had kept all your promises to the ones you loved You had even honoured the ones to whom you only admired or less And yet You had broken many made to yourself Not the […]

Week 15: Longing

Week 15: Longing

Longing You have wrapped your desires in an invisible shroud of your longing under layers of regret hidden tightly with all your losses shame and pain Your hooded vulnerability now buffered from the wind forges ahead missing someone you have never met Winter is your […]

Week 14: Thrive

Week 14: Thrive

Thrive You are there though layers of adulthood may have concealed you But it does not take an archaeologist to unearth you chip below the psyche’s dust and there you are shy, sensitive child who could not watch a Western movie the fighting between the […]

Week 13: Miracle

Week 13: Miracle

Miracle When on grazed knees you sink begging for a miracle raise your eyes to the left and see the people in your life the random meetings in what were billions of statistical opportunities yet you stumbled on this one that holds your heart even […]

Week 12: Forgiveness

Week 12: Forgiveness

Forgiveness In the darkest forest of forgiveness I forged a path where one had never been I led you to the edge releasing you absolving you Not for your sake but to free myself to trust my heart again © Tanya Southey #52words52weeks   Please […]