Moving

photoart & poem ~2018 ~laura Granby

 

“like a ritual dance around a center
in which a mighty will stands paralyzed”
The Panther poem – Rilke

Action! we learned of verbs as always doing
and movement first assumes mammalian warmth
corpuscular vitality at least – pointedly tail-ended
by directions; the smooth space-curve up and onwards
or merely migration along the horizontal plane
from there to

here with no incline
inferred by just a tug on chordae tendineae
strings that make mid-shoulder blades tingle
as buds of residual wings stir with love
angel or cupidon, the difference barely a thread
for hearts win heads,  even reluctant eyes swim
against a tidal sway of affect; this too we call moving
and as if to prove it so the verb tracks occurrence
of all our tears in spate

Today marks the inception of PoetryPix  with this ‘Moving’ poem though there is not a lament in sight as I’ve successfully moved my blog(s) to here (see  Blogio & Bio for further info)

Back in the Blogosphere am toasting Kim as she hosts another:  Open Link Night

(Note to followers – don’t forget to add PoetryPix to your Reader or Blogroll! )

22 Comments on “Moving

  1. Oh my… those lines “strings that make mid-shoulder blades tingle as buds of residual wings stir with love” – beautiful!

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  2. I was struck by the same lines as Kiki and have to echo her in this too: Beautiful!

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  3. Hi Laura! You might like let your old followers on WordPress know that they won’t let you follow unless you sign out of WordPress completely.

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    • hello and thank you for the technical advice Bryan as I would never have known – will add postscripts to my old blog notifications

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  4. I’m with Kiki on that stand-out line. A blog debut with great verbal and visual flourish, Laura. (Lots of happy hurrahing and general cheering all round).

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    • for some reason this took a long while to get going so thank you for the loud cheers and glad to see you here (aha the first lines of a poem that rhymes …)

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      • I know a great deal about things taking a long time to get going. Am wondering if it’s a state that descends upon one, and if there is something you can take for it ;). All of which is to say blooming well done.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this poem on OLN, Laura! I love your description of verbs assuming mammalian warmth and/or corpuscular vitality, pointedly tail-ended and with smooth space-curve’! This made me smile. I also like the lines:
    ‘…even reluctant eyes swim
    against a tidal sway of affect; this too we call moving
    and as if to prove it so the verb tracks occurrence
    of all our tears in spate’.

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  6. Hope the unpacking goes smoothly. A toast to your new-old digs and congrats on your relo 🙂

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    • Lovely comment Jilly – wish I’d called it new-old digs now 😉 p.s. Hope you have recovered from the Harrisonians!

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  7. Laura!! Gosh it’s so good to read you again I have missed you 💜 this is a gorgeously written poem and I am in awe of these lines; “even reluctant eyes swim against a tidal sway of affect; this too we call moving..” 😊

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