2013-03-12

A Long Long Winter

I feel like I'm waking from hibernation.
But it has been far from a long winters restful sleep.
Its like waking from the fog of too much to do
Finding myself  in the midst of the chaos
And seeing it all for the first time in a long time.

All of a sudden it has hit me,
how much I need to do
how much I want to do
how much I've committed to do.

I've chosen a couple of days to stop
To try to quiet my mind
To focus on the necesarry.
There are so many things I want to rush to do
do quick, do now
so many things that will still be waiting for me
tomorrow
and so I'm taking a breath

I am quieting the voices of rush and hurry inside my mind
And doing the best to quiet the ones around me as well.

Dusting off my most personal  space
stretching my fingers
trying to stretch my mind a bit too
and just taking it one step at a time again.

I felt the sun on my face as I drove yesterday
I felt the color seeping back into the world
I felt my energy returning.

For the first time in over a month I opened my blog
A fresh new post, a new page
And I felt the words flow.
At times it was cumbersome
The rhythm unsteady, clumsy
But they came nonetheless
And with them a release
An awakening.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful post Liz! I can definitely understand where you're coming from.... I've been feeling the same way. Spring is on the way, and I need it, for more than just the weather. Its like a new, fresh start.

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  2. I love those moments of realized joy. I wish you the best of luck on your new venture with MK and with every other goal you've put out for yourself! We're going to have a fun 2013. :)

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  3. I read this post this morning on my phone, and I truly love it so much. I am feeling much the same way lately. Thank you for sharing this!! xo

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  4. i love this liz! beautifully written! so glad you are back to blogging :) xoxo

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  5. Yes! I feel like I've been doing a similar "spring cleaning" and prioritizing in my life. I'm shifting things around to be able to get to MY priorities vs. things other people need from me. It feel cathartic!

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  6. Beautiful piece. The nice weather can't come soon enough.

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  7. This is a piece of poetic genius. A slice of life in words. Both a "quieting" and an "awakening" for all of us out here. You have captured us... simply stunningly.

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  8. Beautiful poem!! Funny how much the weather can affect our desire and ability to write.

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  9. You put that feeling to words so well! I agree with Sharon on that piece of poetic genius.

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