The View From Right There
"NaPoWriMo, 2013, Day 26"
Fireblossom Friday: Not Feeling Like Yourself?
Friday, April 26, 2013
I am endless,
and owe my beauty to my vastness.
I haven't chosen my shape, place nor time.
I like it when I have a chance
to get in touch with
I slide towards it as smoothly as a snake.
when the wind teases me,
I let my waves explode
in the seagull's voice.
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
Suppose you woke up one morning, and your body was just the same as always, but that the spirit of an animal, or bird, or some other creature, had taken you over from within.
I don't mean that you wake up wishing you were a bird (for example), or feeling metaphorically like a bird. I mean you wake up and you ARE a bird, but you are still physically human, and can talk, and move in the world that way. The transformation is inner. Imagine how frustrating it would be not to be able to fly. What feelings might you have, looking at ordinary birds? How might your behavior and relationships be altered?
You can be a tiger or a snake or a mouse or anything you like. Just remember that this is inner reality, not metaphor.
See? NOT "I wish I was a bird and could fly". No. ZZzzzzzz.
Explore your inner reality of being some kind of non-human creature, and what that would be like.
One more thing. Minimum of seven lines. Now stretch those imaginations!