Words become us
A beautiful poem, Mary. I love the image of pressing words into palms, like a talisman. Something we can hold onto, to grasp— that becomes part of us, like a fingerprint. Sunshine and resilience—light filled words to take with us into these lovely July days.
Thank you for your courage and inspiration Mary, love your words as always. I too have come to love this virtual community - it started as a place where I could express and share some thoughts, but through people like your good self, it has become more than that.
"To hold a pen is to be at war" Voltaire.
See you in August!
It’s gonna do your soul so good to get away! I’m barely keeping any digital tabs these days. Coming into substack once a day to add posts in a cue before they get buried in an avalanche. But otherwise spending the days talking to the Black Sea and listening to what it whispers back.
Your poem hit home with me. As always. Your poetry is just next level. Melt into the physical, my dear! See ya in August. I’m also back Stateside then. ❤️
Lovely, I wish you the very best while recharging!☀️
Oh, Mary. Your poem hit me on so many levels. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you enjoy your time away from this whacky virtual world. I'm typing this with a pinched nerve in my neck, hurting eyes, and carpal tunnel wrists - my body seems to be asking me to do the same. :) 💚
Thanks, Mary, for the parting words, so to speak. I liked your poem. I'll miss you, but will look forward to your return. This writing gig is "where it's at" for you, so I know you'll be back. Hey, here's a song for you:
Return again, return again
Return to the land of your soul
Return to what you are
Return to who you are
Return to where you are born and reborn again
Return again (return again)
This was so beautiful to read this morning Mary and so true. Blessings on your time in nature and solitude and physical connection with other beings.
Yes, you are! Have a wonderful, regenerating vacay.
Enjoy your time away...
Enjoy each human who is blessed to cross paths with you...
Enjoy the mountains - and all of the beautiful surprises hiding there...hiding and just waiting to be discovered...