…words with heart-bits in them.
Rewritten and reposted here.
A lot of people need this spell of yours. It’s words are full of thunderous magic! Healing is a tough business, sometimes!
One day, we shall dance and sing thunder together. ♥
As Paracelsus said, like cures like — fire is quenched with fire here, or magnified: either way, nothing is released which is not first owned. Thanks for serrating the challenges with such smiling tooth!
Your challenges magic wonderful things out of most us, methinks. Thank you for that!
I do not like to think of you in pain, but your endurance is an inspiration.. And no one weaves a spell like you do, Girl!
Stubbornness is a great magic. 😀
I really love how you describe the conquest of your pain.. from lion’s teeth to dandelion fluff… yes this is a powerful charm
Thank you, Bjorn.
I want to live and breathe this, Magaly.
Breathe it all in, my friend. ♥
No shortage of passion in that piece!
Oh Magaly, this is such a tender and beautiful write 😀 if only we could wish all the pain away in the world as well as our lives ❤💜
I, too, wish…
A powerful charm, Magaly. I especially love those lines:
‘I’m blooming you dry, pain of mine,
making dandy fluff out of lion’s teeth’!
Thank you, Kim.
This was powerful, especially the last two lines
I’m glad you think so.
making dandy fluff out of lion’s teeth… Intriguing power!!
Nature is intriguingly powerful. 😉
all I felt about the poem is sheer power & that’s inner…wow…
That makes me very happy. Thanks so much for letting me know.
Ah yes, it is written “Physician heal thyself”. Adding my healing wishes for you. Have a happy Sunday
Thank you, Gillena. ♥
The cracker of bones – at first i thought ouch – then i read on..read your postscript and agree.. we must bear our own hammers and bring forth our dandelion wishes – another unique poem and powerful crack of spirit – conventional is overrated..
“…conventional is overrated…” indeed. And so very limiting.
Determination to overcome is so apparent here. I am sure we are all with you in the fight in blowing it away Magaly.
Thank you so much, Robin. ♥
I enjoyed your poem, but admittedly I liked your afterword even more – which explains so well what you accomplish with your poetry: “If I’m to soothe myself—physically and/or emotionally—I must face what ails me head on and teeth bare. Some days, I dance with it… other days, we glare at each other… most days, I swallow its energy and make it mine.” And the poem that you shared IS one of those ‘dances,’ I think. A powerful poem indeed.
I’m so glad you said that. Because after I finished writing the wee notes, I remember thinking, Hm, this reads a bit like a poem. I might have to play with the feelings and idea a bit, to see what blooms out of it. 🙂
Very much your own charm here, Magaly, fierce and bright and taking no prisoners, yet wise in the ways of earth and blood and bone. May your will always burn brighter than your pain, and your ‘dandy fluff’ float on the mildest and sweetest of summer airs, no matter what gale is blowing cold outside.
Thank you for that wish, Hedge. For as long as my will manages to burn brighter and hotter than my pain, the latter shall not consume me. And that’s all I need. ♥
Awesomely done my witchy friend*spelt fiend*….weeds can be our truest allies in life’s jungle 😀 XXX
Yes, they are, my Gina love. And they can be so pretty and grabby, too. 😀
Hm… I hope you do something gloriously weedy for Witches in Fiction 2016. I’m almost done with the announcement post!
I love “making dandy fluff out of lion’s teeth”…the wild woman’s strength, and her charm.
That’s what we do best. ♥
Sometimes, in my mediations I visit the underworld as that is where often healing can begin, as it gets to the root of the emotion. Life is not all light there is darkness. You have woven a strong poem about the inner will.
Without darkness, the light of life is not complete. I think a lot of my light is always bursting out of me–I grin more than skeleton. So, like with you with your meditations, I need to dig for the darker bits… and heal from there.
You rock! I can’t imagine your pain withstanding that spell! Beautiful, powerful!
I’m pretty sure I just saw it shake. Or, it could be a spasm. 😀
Another wonderful piece – you have a way of capturing life-energy in your words. And I found the not-so-wee-notes: fascinating. An awesome post!
Thank you, Wendy.
Adore it, of course. This is one for dancing around the fire with, I think, while declaiming it aloud.
We shall dance!
Mary’s comment captures my sentiments as well. The poem is charming and powerful, but reading the afterthought really puts more into the words than I could have imagined. What a concept it is to face head on one’s troubles, pains and fears, let alone the courage one has to muster to make it so. Anyone with this philosophy backing them is truly one to never be trifled. 🙂
Thanks very much.
I’m blooming you dry, pain of mine… sincerely hope it works for you and that you are feeling better each day.
Every day that goes by, I learn new ways to deal with what life (and my body) send my way. It’s not too bad. I’m still kicking… and sometimes punching, too. 😉
Magaly – your images are rich with sounds and color, and I love how the dandelion’s wish brought a hopeful light to an otherwise dark charm. I think that is a strength in your writing – that “just-right” mix of dark and bright. Thanks for sharing your charm!
I am a lover of balance. So your comment makes me very happy. Thank you, Stacie!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Dandelion wishes are the best. She grows, blossoms, and seeds the wind from places other life can’t thrive. I will speak this for my daughter!
Your Dawn is a star. ☼
Magaly, your afterword on “traditional meditation” certainly resonated for me. I have been off and on with The Chronics for years now. There is a smart phone app called Insight Timer, which is free and has dozens of guided meditations, as well as music for meditation.
Needless to say, some of it is sheer crap to me. The woman cooing about sleep in the same voice as that mean cat in the movie “Babe,” who says, “The boss says pigs are for eating.”
But there are voices that walk me through simply being with and relaxing my body. If you want to get the app, I would be glad to tell you the ones I liked, since it seems like we may need the same things. Just drop me an email.
Oh, and the poem was great, LOLOLOL
Thanks so much, Amy. But seriously, I can’t stand guided meditation of any kind. I prefer self-guiding. Someone else’s voice in my head, while I’m trying to find a space that is just mind, just annoys me and distracts me.
Powerful and passionate!!!!
I am like you, when I do my meditations!!!
It seems we have too much awesome in our heads, to share space with someone else’s awesome. *hehehe*
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