Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Shining from the Inside


I think I swallowed the sun today
one gulp and it had gone
burning . . . fiery
all the way down
to my belly
and there
it sits
shining

*

This is about owning your own creativity, the Sun is symbolic of the creative force, it gives warmth, light and life to all things of nature. The symbolism of swallowing the Sun is to bring all of those things into our inner nature - to let it light up our inner world. To shine from the inside.

Image and words - Susannah Bec
2010

13 comments:

David Rheins said...

So glad I found your blog. Digging your poetry. I'll be back!

Thanks,

Dave

Susannah said...

Thank you! It is nice to see you here. :-)

Michaela said...

Susannah, for sure you are creative and so talented! I looove your sunny words. You know, I'm a person who most of the time creates pictures of what she reads. Now, I imagine me.. swallowing the sun and then shining from the inside.. this is great :-)

Well, hopefully I don't get a upset stomach ;-)

Susannah said...

Hi Michaela!
I can see you shining, so you must have swallowed it! (I am sure your stomach can handle it!) :-)

It is always great to see you Michaela, thanks very much for visiting and for your lovely comment. x

Robb said...

Susannah, I really enjoyed this poem. It’s very visual and makes me think of my childhood. I imagine a yellow lemon flavored lollipop that I have bit off the stick and accidentally swallowed. It bothers all the way down yet it was so sticky, sweet, yummie and worth the haste. Maybe not exactly what you expected but thank you for the pleasant thought and reflection it brought me.

Susannah said...

Hi Robb - oooh I remember accidently swallowing lollipops, sweets too! I used to be so sad that they had gone before I got my full enjoyment of them! lol

Thanks for your comment and its great to have you here. :-)

Eqlektik said...

Wow.....Less than an hour ago I was thinking how I had grown from a son into becoming a sun.....Spreading my warmth among those I hold dear. I love this piece

Susannah said...

Hi Eqlektik, I am glad to hear that you are 'shining' - thanks very much for your comment. :-)

Alexis said...

This is awesome! I love the beginning, "I think I swallowed the sun today"
I imagine a glowing belly, like carrying a child for 9 months...all that lovely energy.
Thanks for the imagry!

Susannah said...

Hi Alexis, well what an ultimate act of creativity that is. I loved the imagery you bought to this too. Thanks for visiting, it is good to meet you. :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wonderful.

Susannah said...

Thank you Sherry. :-)

Jinksy said...

Hello! I think I caught some of the shining here, if you have time to pop by! LOL ♥

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