Inspired by Mary Oliver: An Old Story [in Thousand Mornings]
Age is glorious
My heart says turn a cartwheel
my body says have you lost your tiny mind
my mind says watch it, I am in control.
Oh no, says body, my experience is first
you follow on after. Heart pumps on
feeling, feeling, feeling…
I still want to turn a cartwheel
recall exhilaration, joy, flip my being
and pride, standing again upright.
So even though I know
that if I turned a cartwheel
the emergency service would follow
I still have time
for feeling feeling feeling
The exhilaration of being.
On a grey morning, and it is snowing again, meetings cancelled again, I turned to favourite poetry books to while away a moment or two.
Poetry can make change happen. Write on all friends. Thanks again Block Island Poetry Project for inspiration when you began 12 years ago. Soon it will be the 12th annual celebration.