"You have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance."
|God's Hand, sculpture by Carl Milles (2007)|
photo by Ellgaard Holger
“Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.”
Midweek Motif ~ Balance
Astrologically, we're in Libra. Is that not reason enough to think of balance, balance with grace and poise?
How easy is balance in any area of life? Do you look for balance? lose it? create it? guard it? suspect it?
Your Challenge: Explore the possibilities of balance in a new poem.
|A woman demonstrating the ability to balance (1904)|
one is always
like we juggle our mothers
against our fathers
or one teacher
(only to balance our grade average)
3 grains of salt
to one ounce truth
our sweet black essence
or the funky honkies down the street
and lately i've begun wondering
if you're trying to tell me something
we used to talk all night
and do things alone together
and i've begun
(as a reaction to a feeling)
the pleasure of loneliness
against the pain
of loving you