Thursday, October 7, 2010

Poetry and I




Whispers of the soul
Chanting of the heart
Tribulations of the mind
Guide my fingers to write
Open up, don’t be afraid
Everything will be OK

Transmuting feelings into words
Letting them go and be
Clearing the foliage of my being
Tenderly falling like autumn leaves
Landing on my fingertips
Who in trance, dance and type  
Without asking why

An open heart, bleeding feelings
An egocentric mind playing drama games
A juggling soul offering light
Writing poems is their thing
For they do it as a team  
Being fair to what each feels

© Gabriela Abalo

Written for Magpie Tales – #35

36 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Love the image of your feelings like the falling leaves. I enjoyed your Magpie!

A Paradise of Spring

Katherine said...

Lovely magpie Gabriela ... thoughts falling like Autumn leaves...love it!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

annell said...

Oh so beautiful, like a prayer. "Whispers of the soul, Chanting of the heart." The best!
Thank you

Jingle said...

breath taking!

kathew said...

"Being fair to what each feels"
That is perfect! Great Magpie

Deborah said...

Very well done!

Helen said...

'Clearing the foliage of my being' ~ perfect imagery.

RA said...

Deep as a river and light as a feather.... :)

Kristen Haskell said...

Gabriela, This poem is truly wonderful. I love "clearing the foliage of my being" ah that is just perfect. Isn't it what most of us are trying to do? Bravo!

Stafford Ray said...

That is one of the best of the best I have read in a long time!
It expressed so much that is me for me to see... Only poetry can do that. As Kristen said, Bravo!

Emmanuel Ibok said...

Superb...you caught the process that occurs before a poem is spilled on paper so nicely...well done.

Cheers!

Kirk Jusko said...

Transmuting feelings into words is something you're especially good at.

Lu Ann said...

Yes let it flow! Write, write, write!

Very nice and it really takes you to the writer´s mind.

JeffScape said...

And doing it all again, come Spring. ;)

alex said...

i really like "transmuting feelings into words" :)
great poem

signed...bkm said...

a lovely piece of team work in this piece of writing...blessings..bkm

Reflections said...

Ah yes, to sort the pile of the leaves of my thoughts, one must select by color, shape, structure....

Lovely poem.

kathi harris said...

Nice magpie.

nimaruichi said...

Feelings turning into words
and tenderly falling like autumn leaves that land on the fingertips, and the uncomplaining fingertips dancing and typing.... beautiful!

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

My fav mag till now Gabriela... Loved each line and the thought behind it.. Super Magpie

Myrna R. said...

I'm barely discovering the magic of poetry. Your poem is so lovely and summarizes the process so well-it makes me glad to have found this blog.

I must follow it. Will enjoy getting to know you.

dana said...

Oh how I wish I could thread poetry through my life so eloquently.

Ana Goncalves said...

Beautifully evoked, and again very in tune with all that is and life. It is wonderful to see you shining through your poetry. :) Have a beautiful day

Carrie Burtt said...

Beautiful words from a beautiful heart...i love this Gabriela!
:-)

Marisol4you said...

Awesome poem. I hate when I'm trying to write and this just doesn't happen. --__--

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

I have to agree with you... writing comes from an unknown place... it just flows.
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Terresa said...

Writing is an adventure, it opens us, bleeds us, juggles us into a different sphere.

Enjoyed your Magpie, poet to poet!

Jim Swindle said...

I especially like
...the foliage of my being
Tenderly falling like autumn leaves
Landing on my fingertips

faery of the wilds said...

its true poetry heals the writer... beautiful poem :D Sunshine

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Perfect metaphor
don't question
don't seek the source
just let the words like leaves fall
and flow

write on, girl :)

Shigune Matsui said...

I also did that Magpie Tales thing. I've been doing it since last April. Wanna see my poems and art? They're at http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com

Lena said...

What a light and hearty poem. Loved it.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautifully written - the imagery feels just right!

Brian Miller said...

there is a beautifu spiritual element to this...writing poetry together ...wonderful magpie...

ds said...

Lovely. The last stanza is especially profound. Thank you for sharing this wonderful magpie.