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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mailing







Mailing 

Had an idea an idea I had sitting there
on the mailbox - legs swinging had an
idea - holding an old book broke spine 
safe in both hands-tight - had an idea - 
sitting there on the mailbox - toasting 
my behind in the summer sunlight -
Had an idea sitting there on the mail-
box - no-where, no-way, to walk, no-
where to wander - nowhere here - no
else-Where?-Sitting there on the mail-
box - that book warm in hands mine - 
had an idea bigger than all in records -
of time - fold myself to a single page -
words of my soul dancing as I slip to 
the soft dark engage in the tumble of 
soft slips of whirling words - and wait 
to mail my own self to wherever I am 
meant to be 
delivered  

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Pearl! I love the idea of tumble, and whirling. Can picture the letters spinning around, waiting for delivery.

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  2. I like stream of consciousness writing and the idea of you being your words waiting to be delivered.

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  3. I was just watching a show recently where a slave may have successfully mailed himself to freedom. I was interrupted and wasn't able to watch the whole shoW
    Here it is:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Box_Brown

    Though the way the show explained it - I thought Mr. Brown was going to his wife and children. But I may have misunderstood. Anyway I'm sure that his travels were quite different from just being a wisp of paper. :)

    Thanks for visiting my non-fiction piece on the prompt. We are glad it all got sorted out rather quickly.

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  4. Oh to sit on that box and swing our legs and think and dream...when all along what we are and what need is in us..ready to posted - in whatever form - magic!

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  5. Anticipating a poetic disclosure of the site of delivery... So creative and well crafted!

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  6. Why, yes, if no one else will write you a letter, then write one to yourself! Marvelous idea!

    No Idea: Whirligig 13

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  7. Like the feeling of running through someone's thoughts that this poem gave me .. interesting technique.

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  8. Oh, this is my absolute FAVE entry!!!

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