Sunday, March 25, 2012

Room Enough

 Wordle#49-Sunday Whirl-03-25-2012
 Room Enough  by Teri H Hoover


Inside the walls
Sweeping.

Lifted upon the full gauge bristles
 - tiny, tender, blessings, 
float upon the silent currents.


Sparkling aloft - waiting into descent.
Sprinkled upon  (acknowledged and ignored)
the aches and losses.

Spiritual acumen, not adrift but loosely held.
A broom falls to the floor-
shattering into acid covered splinters. 
Cracking open, at once a hardened and brittle heart.
The juices of the supreme alchemist 
now seeping,
crafting a supple path for the light to follow...

The gauge of losses lifted.
The stain of oil removed.
The window appears and opens.
The room spilled with love.
The weight falls away

            joy set free

Swept up in 
swirling
blessings carried upon bristles 
uplifted on light
one sweep 
inside these walls 
there is room




The words:craft, joy, supple, alchemist, gauge, juices,tender, acid, oil, acumen, sprinkled, sweep

The process: I went on a woman's spiritual retreat  this weekend- thanks to a dear friend who signed me up. My writing comes from the place were I was allowed glimpses of a my tired but faithful heart. And if only for a moment, I collected a vision of where joy resides. Thank you Linda.

14 comments:

  1. Here's one to read again and again.

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  2. This is beautiful. We definitely can try to sweep away a lot of 'clutter' in our lives to return to the joy of living. I love the concept of 'joy set free.' Well wordled!

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  3. You have explored thoroughly a "sweeping" theme!

    Whirling Haiku

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  4. Great work once again Teri, True depiction of how exhaustion both physical and spiritual fades away to sweep in 'joy'in life

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  5. The buildup to the joy being set free is wonderful. I reread the poem and found the last several lines cannot be read slowly. This is how joy should feel.

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  6. Wow. It is beautiful. "Spiritual acumen, not adrift but loosely held" - what an amazing line! Wonderful free verse here, how each stanza is different, but suited to itself just so. And the whole - lovely.

    Richard

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  7. Teri, what a gorgeous piece of writing. Truly inspired by your retreat.

    Pamela

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  8. Very beautiful and powerful!

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  9. There is an art to sweeping isn't there. I remember growing up when all the ladies swept the concrete stairs or brownstone steps. And the merchants sweeping the front of their shops - out in the light, with an occasional chat, but then returning to that sweeping rhythm to cleanse... Nicely wordled!

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  10. This flows across me like you're painting it on with a wide brush stroke....it is gorgeous, Teri. I love the way your words flow seamlessly from start to finish. Excellent contribution!

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  11. Wonderful writing Teri! I love "inside these walls there is room" . Sounds like it was a good retreat :-)

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  12. The alchemy of spirit - love the uplifting!

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  13. Truly wonderful and uplifting! I esp liked this...
    Spiritual acumen, not adrift but loosely held.
    A broom falls to the floor-
    shattering into acid covered splinters.
    Cracking open, at once a hardened and brittle heart.
    The juices of the supreme alchemist
    now seeping,
    crafting a supple path for the light to follow...Nicely done!

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  14. I'm with Janet and want to add that the process note added depth to the poem for me. I'm so glad you attended the retreat and experienced joy within your heart. May you continue to glow on your spiritual journey.

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