Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Birth day

Did you know
that quickening is and is
much more than the first feeling
of life's motion
that fire burns
more intensely
with every breath
bone and gesture
impossible love
this is what happens next


  1. Interesting prose, you should write more, you're good at it.

  2. Jimmy -- thanks so much! high praise from such a fine writer himself.... I am consistently impressed with how you work with expression and story. I plan to be writing more... I have a few months of leave coming and will have a little more time to devote to developing my craft. I 'm looking forward to it.
    warm regards...

  3. What I liked about this more so than the word placement was the acceleration of the pacing of those words, a slow start speeding up to the end. I saw much more happening here in the few seconds it took to read than the words would imply.

  4. WM-- thanks; yes, it's nice when the rhythm and movement of a piece also take up the thematic at the heart of it.... of course, it's nice when any of this expressing works at all!

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  6. Excelent poem, great text, not easy to de-crypt, but it makes it more interesting in its way. I agree with the first gentelman, you should write more often anyway. And I agree with you impossible love is what comes next.

    Take care

  7. Mariana-- thanks for your comments and sentiments.I like writing and will likely be spending more time on it. I also enjoy the community of writers who visit and comment... it has been quite helpful and confirming.

  8. I think walking man has perfectly put into words what I was feeling. Well done.

  9. Dave thanks for the visit and the kind words. This little poem marks a life-changing day: two beings are born, a son and his mother.

  10. Beautiful, you. My kind of write. Few words and much is given to feel.

  11. SarahA-- I'm glad that the words do the work for the feelings... it's nice how that works... when it works!