Find Your Tribe
Fine winter drizzle
Gray cloak of clouds hover
In quiet slumber
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014
January is the month of Mindful Writing: Small stones
What are small stones?
A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!
Silently I creep
Down the crowded corridors of my mind,
Tentatively toying with the doorknobs
of rooms containing suppressed memories.
I hear them
Like an overbooked hotel, whispering
Eager to crowd the hallways
In hopes of recognition and validation.
Restlessly I slumber
Unwilling to commit, I strain to decipher
Reluctant to open a door recalling
Malaise, despair or buried pain
The alarm sounds
Silently I face the clock, the murmurs fade
I throw back the covers,
Relieved that choice is gone.
Art: Anthony Gromley
One positive thought in the morning
can change the entire day!
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