Poetry to me is a combination of personal and imaginary. Recently, I find myself inspired by nature and human existence in its most intimate experiences. Maybe its my own preoccupation with the relationship of my mind and body. Often, I find myself compelling my body to move when my mind wishes it to sulk. The mastery of the mind also means the mastery of the body and vice versa. Relaxing tense muscles, eases the mind. Letting go of ones thoughts frees the body of tension.
With this awareness, I am constantly attuned to my body’s movements and experiences. I am also attuned to the pain I experience through the body. Often, I find myself in a debate of whether my pain is real or magnified by my own mind. Only when I have figured it out, do I decide to take a rest or to turn off my mind and move forward.
I hope you enjoy this poem. Thanks to Janet at Poetry for Children for hosting today’s Poetry Friday