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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Words I Had Forgotten





I traced words on leaves,
with my fingers and my toes.
I scattered them in the orange grove,
and watched how they were swept into the heavens.
The fields nearby were Peridot  green,
inviting and unassuming,
I knelt down,
wishing the scars would heal,
and I can find them once again.
The sun shined with regret,
attempting to console my emptiness.
The wounds of life led me to abandon
the words I love as I buried them deep inside.
Poetry, my old friend,
you found me while I played hide and seek
with my words.
While I wrote them on napkins and receipts
and tossed them away.
Poetry you found me in the ocean,
on a moonlit night,
the tide was rising,
the fish were biting.
You found me and I could no longer hide.
I had forgotten how you heal me,
how you awaken my desire,
how you let my soul dance outside my body.


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144 comments:

  1. Some great imagery you portray in this verse, liked your soul dancing outside your body. Seems it can find you anywhere and you are talented tracing words with your toes..haha

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  2. and I hope we never lose sight of our old friend. finding and dancing words, beautiful words to describe poetry ~

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  3. So lovely ayala I love this description of your love affair with poetry. <3

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  4. Ah, the haling properties of poetry -- lovely, Ayala. Isn't it amazing how poetry surrounds us if only we pay attention?

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  5. This is beautiful Ayala. I completely understand, though poetry is no longer my outlet. Words are powerful, whatever form you choose.

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  6. nice...love how our writing and baring our souls leads to that healing place...i feel much the same and love the fun lilt that the first couple lines have...

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  7. You tell the tale well of the play of words..in and out, meanings and innuendo; it's poetry and expression that is all today.

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  8. I love that last line because that's what it's like, isn't it?

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  9. a wonderful explanation of the process of being a post!


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  10. I was drawn in from the title and the first words...a beautiful verse... from the heart.

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  11. Beautiful! I just love the lines:

    "Poetry, my old friend,
    you found me while I played hide and seek
    with my words."

    Well done.

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  12. ..and glad poetry found you...
    go on with letting the soul dance outside the body...smiles

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    1. that's a wonderful piece ayala..enjoyd the re-read

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    2. Thank you my dear Claudia. :)

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  13. you have a great use of play with words. love this so much. its magical and whimsical! so happy i stopped by! GREAT POST! Hugs!

    ps... i have added you to my blogroll! :)

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  14. Very nicely done. There are many thoughts throughout this poem that resonate with me completely. Thanks, really enjoyed:)

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  15. Poetry you found me, and I so loved the last line. You lent me your voice tonight, thank you.

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  16. Thank you, Pat. Ha, ha ...you should try it. :)

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  17. Thank you, Heaven. I hope we never lose our friend....

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  18. Thank you, Belinda. When our eyes are open and our spirit is at peace, great things can happen if we let them.
    :)

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  19. Thank you, Kelly. Words are powerful!

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  20. Thank you, Brian. Good to get to that healing place.

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  21. Thank you, Fireblossom. Yes...that is what it's like :)

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  22. poetry will always find you. words have always been my best friend, always there, or at least just behind the curtain.

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  23. Thank you, Kellie. So glad that you enjoyed this.
    Hugs :)

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  24. Thank you, Fred. Glad the poem resonated with you. :)

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  25. I want to be found too but my muse is as fickle as an already fed cat.

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  26. We all have a unique romance with poetry, don't we. Thank you for sharing a bit of yours. Feels familiar.

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  27. "...While I wrote them on napkins and receipts
    and tossed them away."

    Thank goodness for the gift of words and the ability to use them to express. And sometimes even when we can't seem to find them, they find us. You expressed this so well. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Wonderful, I've been hiding myself, it's such a gift to allow the words to flow freely and bring release.

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  29. Wonderful idea of soul dancing outside the body! K.

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  30. How true and I could relate to all of it very much....

    'Poetry, my old friend,
    you found me while I played hide and seek
    with my words.'

    ... and then your last line... put on my feelings about poetry into perfect words....

    "how you let my soul dance outside my body."
    Liked it very much...

    Shashi
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/11/whispers-tears-in-rain.html

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  31. I'm glad you're old friend found you so you could be here sharing your words with us.
    Love these lines:
    "I had forgotten how you heal me,
    how you awaken my desire,
    how you let my soul dance outside my body."
    So true!

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  32. ..a poem at its best.. your words flow like a graceful fairy shivering on some fine flowers in the morning... excellent, thanks for the poem!

    Good day!

    ~Kelvin

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  33. O, how well I can relate to this poem! Words are to fall in love with, keep you company, even heal. And yes, the poet does dance with words. Lovely work!

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  34. Oh yes, Ayala! such is the passion of poetry. You capture it so well. Someimes I wonder why it's taken me this long to give in to it and draw from its strength to revive the zest for life.

    Thank you for your comments on my blog. Your dad is surely watching over you. Ever so proudly too:)

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  35. poetry such a comfort and inspiration to be found all around us ...loved your poem thank you for sharing x

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  36. Oh, I am so glad you did not forget THESE words... such a BEAUTIFUL write... your heart pours out in this... tenderly, passionately... like a wounded healer.

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  37. yes, poetry can do such wonderful things, for us, with us, around us, if only we let her in & give her a free rein... lovely. :)

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  38. A true and lovely paean to our lady Poetry. Thank you for reminding me how valuable she is.

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  39. Lovely words - I too have found poetry to be a great healer...

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  40. A very well done lyric. Balanced, clean and transparent. Great expression.

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  41. I love how poetry found you in the second half... beautiful!

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  42. There something magnificent about the line, "Poetry you found me in the ocean." Love this write. Thanks Ayala.

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  43. Colleen, you are funny...a well fed cat... :)

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  44. Yousei, I agree ...I think it's a love affair that finds us.

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  45. Thank you, Emma. I truly believe in it!

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  46. Thank you, Shashi. I appreciate your thoughts and so glad that it resonated with you.

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  47. I traced words on leaves,
    with my fingers and my toes.
    I scattered them in the orange grove,
    and watched how they were swept into the heavens.


    love this, you instantly draw me, cheers.

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  48. Thank you, Joanne.
    So honored to share this with so many wonderful poets.

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  49. Thank you, Jackie. The words dance ....and we dance with them.

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  50. Thank you, Adura. I think he is :)

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  51. Ruth, she is the great healer ....
    :)

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  52. Thank you, Rudri.
    I love the ocean...it's my therapy. :)

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  53. Ayala,
    So very true! Poetry has given you a life living and caring even tracing them on leaves or sand. It is something tangible where all of us are able to meet! Wonderful verse!

    Hank

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  54. Yes, they do have a way of saving us, these words :)

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  55. Beautiful words! Great imagery. Poetry definitely brought me back to life. :)

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  56. great imagery and a lovely write dear lady :)

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  57. So beautiful a poem, Ayala, and so true.

    Thank you for this lovely reminder. Poetry seems to be the heartbeat of many of us.

    Lady Nyo

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  58. Great to know that poetry is a trusty friend. May it never desert you.

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  59. tried to comment the other day, mobile broadband was malfunctioning... your 'Peridot green' is quite enchanting

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  60. And were you hiding from poetry?

    Lovely poem, Ayala.

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  61. Thank you, Hank...it has and it does.

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  62. Thank you, Rachel. I am happy for you!

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  63. Thank you, Jane. Happy you enjoyed it.
    :)

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  64. Thank you, James. I hope it never does.

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  65. Luke, thank you for returning today. Glad you liked the peridot green ;)

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  66. Thank you, Glynn. I was hiding but it found me.
    :)

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  67. So glad you poetry found you. And I love periodot green (I'm a periodot girl). I may have spelled periodot wrong though.

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  68. The words do save, you capture your poetry in a truthful way here, giving it life as a character...supporting one at that. Lovely ~ Rose

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  69. Thank you, Rose. Glad you liked it.
    :)

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  70. "I had forgotten how you heal me,
    how you awaken my desire,
    how you let my soul dance outside my body."

    yes, poetry does seem to be a soul-language...

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  71. Yes, Leslie. It is my soul language. :)

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  72. Simply gorgeous, a paean indeed :).

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  73. earlier tonight i read something that made me think of the saying that art is the thing that you can't not do.

    rereading this, i think of it again. we write because we must.

    xo

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  74. Poetry, my old friend,
    you found me while I played hide and seek
    with my words.

    For me writing and especially poetry has been like a guiding light, leading me to my truth and soul healing. This is amazing Ayala. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words.

    ♥ Hεlεɳa

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    1. Thank you, Helena. So true...it does lead to soul healing <3
      xoxo

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  75. Just lovely...yes, so healing..it's in our souls..beautifully and sensitively put.

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  76. I always read your work with anticipation, but this has got to be my all time favorite from you. Simply beautiful!

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    1. Aww Jackie, so sweet of you :)Thanks you.

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  77. Very nice! It starts beautifully and then sort of flies around like a butterfly, descending gently, as poem in my palm. See...even in my comment!

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    1. Yes..your comment is a poem ;) Thank you.

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  78. I'm so glad you found them again. To writers, our words are like our breath, once we can exhale them, we feel so much lighter. This is a beautiful read.

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    1. Thank you, Bren. So honored to be on this journey with you. :)

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  79. Lovely write. I especially like the last line. Now I know what that feeling is - it's my soul dancing outside my body.

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    1. Thank you, Myrna. It is your soul dancing outside your body. :)

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  80. This is absolutely exquisite...the kind of poem I like to reread to recover serentiy. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. Happy Anniversary, it's been quite a journey. xo

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  81. lovely Ayala - Happy Anniversary to us and much love x x lib

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    1. Yes, Lib ...Happy Anniversary to us. :) Hugs and Love.

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  82. So nice, but an undercurrent of melancholy running through this that I find so appealing- and it's in your imagery too...just conjured up such vivid images in my mind....have really enjoyed reading your work at @dverse! Long may it continue!

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    1. Thank you, Stu. I have loved reading your work and yes long may it continue :) it's been awesome !

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  83. I like this...words I had forgotten...much like remembering a first love. Nice.

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    1. Yes it is much like a first love :) thank you !

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  84. I think your choice for the anniversary is wonderful. I looked back through my dVerse posts, when I found the Purity of Fog, I thought, "Oh, I'd forgotten this one." Thanks for the visit and comment. :)

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  85. Your poem captures so beautifully how poetry heals us in intimate ways. I love the line about the soul dancing outside the body. That feeling of freedom and lightness is so true of the way that poetry brings into being a life that we can share with others but also a self that we wish to become in our deepest desires.

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    1. It heals and lifts :) it's all that and more. Thank you for your thoughts.

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  86. Super poem - glad poetry found you too! k.

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  87. Lovely poem Ayala. Just what I needed today.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Happy you enjoyed it. :)

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  88. A beautiful and even more uplifting read the second time around ~ Lovely share ~

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  89. That last line still floors me. Really, really beautiful.

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  90. Poetry does let us dance outside our bodies, doesn't it. Wonderful poem Ayala. It spoke to waking up to the poetry that needs to be written and we certainly have come to love your voice this year. Thank you so much for all the support and consistency that you have given me. I always look forward to your comments and your work. Sending much love your way!

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    1. Thank you, dear Gay. I always look forward to seeing you here. You always share your kindness and support :)

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  91. Really lovely, Ayala, and I agree!

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    1. Thank you, Belinda. Xoxo so happy to see you :)

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