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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feed The Soul


If you gave birth to words,
I would make you a garden
to plant them in.
I would water them,
and watch them grow.
If you wrote words on my skin,
I would undress in the ocean,
read them out loud
and let the waves wash
them off my canvas and carry 
them away.
If words were your passion,
I would gather them in my pockets
and keep them safe in a locket 
by my heart.
I would guard them for you
until you would let them fly
into the universe.
Ink drops written with your blood,
words saturated with 
reason and madness,
sorrow and joy,
words that feed the soul.



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96 comments:

  1. If you wrote words on my skin,
    I would undress in the ocean,
    read them out loud
    and let the waves wash
    them off my canvas and carry
    them away.....ah, i love this....to take them, love them and share them with the world....really a wonderful poem all the way through ayala....

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    1. Thank you, Brian. I appreciate your continued support. :)

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  2. ...Ink drops written with your blood...

    That line gave me the chills!

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  3. Words are grand, plant them and who knows what will spurt from the land.

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  4. If you wrote words on my skin,
    I would undress in the ocean...so much felt and beautiful intimacy in this ayala..words surely feed the soul in such a nurturing way.... great pic as well

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. I know they feed my soul :)

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  5. I like the idea of words giving birth and planting them in a garden ~ A great metaphor for our love for words and each other ~ May your heart be blessed to receive them everyday ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. I wish you the same.

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  6. Words can be wonderful, powerful things...to give them, to let them grow...a lovely thought put into words...smiles.

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  7. words saturated with
    reason and madness,
    sorrow and joy,
    words that feed the soul.
    Hmm...nice lines...have depth...

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  8. I do like thinking of a garden were words were planted. I think this would be a wonderful garden indeed. I also like the idea of gathering words of passion in one's pocket...and then making a locket with them to wear close to the heart!

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  9. ayala, this is magnificent, full of tenderness and imagination.

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  10. And you've done marvellously with them.

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  11. So many rich and beautiful images in this Ayala. To choose one as a favourite is impossible - and would be unfair to the others. Would you like some of my words to look after?

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    1. I would love to look after them :)

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  12. Quite a passionate write on many levels, Ayala...words carry a lot of power...to help grow, to nurture, to hearten and give courage...and of course, to harm as well. This is very tender and sweet.
    Gayle

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  13. Wow... I love how words are like little treasures to be guarded and the sensual way they are guarded!

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  14. Just gorgeous, ayala. If only everyone thought words were this important, this special...

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    1. Thank you my dear. I appreciate it.

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  15. Wonderful words Ayala, l love words on your skin, then waves washing them away off your canvas just floating away...what a great image. :)

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  16. This almost sounds inspired, it is SO good, Ayala! It drives me to become aware of word-importance, how powerful they are!
    Love it!

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  17. I love the sentiments expressed here, ayala, the nurturing, and the deep level of commitment.

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  18. So beautiful and lovely, these are indeed words to feed a soul. The love in this is wonderful.

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  19. Wonderful write, Ayala. You speak to each one of us who is passionate about words.

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  20. Ayala, I feel like every time I visit, your words become even stronger, and I love it. My favorite part is,

    "If you wrote words on my skin,
    I would undress in the ocean,
    read them out loud
    and let the waves wash
    them off my canvas and carry
    them away."

    That is one of the most beautiful things I've read lately. Well done, friend :)

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    1. Thank you, Lori. I appreciate your kind words. xo

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  21. Wonderful imagery, Ayala. This passage resonated with me:

    If you wrote words on my skin,
    I would undress in the ocean,
    read them out loud
    and let the waves wash
    them off my canvas and carry
    them away.

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  22. ' Ink drops written with your blood,
    words saturated with
    reason and madness,
    sorrow and joy,
    words that feed the soul..' --- just loved this, Ayala. passionate and truly uplifting, a joy to read and be inspired :)

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    1. Thank you, Yelena. I am happy you enjoyed it.

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  23. My favorite line is "undress in the ocean."

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  24. Great set of images from the words...

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  25. Ah, beautiful imagery, Ayala...I guess that's what we do each week...share our words with the world. Lovely :)

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  26. Ayala this is one of the most beautiful things I've read in my entire time on Blogger...wow.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. You made my day! :)

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  27. Wonderful write, Ayala! You do have a way with words!

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  28. love the images here, ayala. especially the one about undressing in the ocean... beautiful.

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  29. I love this Ayala... Great writing! :)

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  30. What a moving tribute to the tools of the poet's craft. Great job!

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    1. I appreciate it, James. Thank you.

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  31. I wish I could write. I will be the encourager! :)

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  32. "If you wrote words on my skin,
    I would undress in the ocean,
    read them out loud
    and let the waves wash
    them off my canvas and carry
    them away."

    That is SO gorgeous! Beautiful work, Ayala.

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  33. Ayala, I love the part about the ocean, it is quite beautiful and visual. Very nice poem.

    Pamela

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  34. ...Ayala...this is poetry at its best... it clearly shows your heart... very beautiful & i just feel blessed to have a chance to read your poem today... thank you for inspiring... smiles...

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    1. Thank you, Kelvin. I appreciate your kind words. :)

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  35. so lovely, the passion of this. To be the keeper for love, a perfect thing. Send peace ~ Rose

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  36. If you wrote words on my skin,
    I would undress in the ocean,
    read them out loud
    and let the waves wash
    them off my canvas and carry
    them away.

    So beautiful!

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  37. I agree with Other Mary, those were my favorite lines, so descriptive and unique. This piece has the perfect amount of longing and hope in it.

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  38. I think you have given voice to our depth of feelings as writers and readers who also love words and playing among them.. ;)

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  39. Your poem teems with passion and desire. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  40. great imagery. this is powerful to me:
    "words saturated with reason and madness, sorrow and joy"
    sometimes writing is a way through madness.

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    1. I believe that art or words have a way through madness.

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  41. Words have so much to give...and the depth increases with the intensity they carry...

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  42. Such an incredibly beautiful gift.

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  43. I like this piece very much...I was just reading Inventing Abstraction, and it is talking about the importance of poetry to abstraction.

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    1. Thank you, Annell. That is interesting... :)

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  44. This is so beautiful, Ayala... I especially like:

    If you wrote words on my skin,
    I would undress in the ocean,
    read them out loud
    and let the waves wash
    them off my canvas and carry
    them away

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  45. "I would gather them in my pockets
    and keep them safe in a locket
    by my heart."
    Love this.
    I know this is about words but this line made me think of all the memories I'd like to keep there too.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I hope you're doing well.
    I actually thought of you last night as I drew an angel doggie while thinking of my puppyboy. <3

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    1. Thank you, Colleen. So sad about the puppy :( <3

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  46. This is really lovely although there is a hint of challenges to overcome at the end, but there is such strong expression of support in the lines before. Awesome.

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