Monday, 19 July 2010

Inside My Skin

Defined by my own borders, I exist within.

My emotions are vast oceans, rushing rivers, trickling streams, irrigating my being with their cold wet life.

I cross continents with my thoughts, huge landscapes sculpted by my inner nature. The rocks and crevices erupt from my centre, fashioned by tears, carved by the movement of my breath.

These fertile plains were once barren, dry dust bowls devoid of life. The only world I knew existed outside of my skin, these inner lands lay forgotten, unexplored.

Now flower filled meadows are created by my laughter, trees spring up from verdant valleys seeded by hope. My joy is bird song filling the air.

. . . and when night falls and the sky is black as velvet, the stars are my dreams, waiting for me to join them in their dance of becoming.


- Susannah Bec 2010

18 comments:

Carrie Burtt said...

Truly beautiful...no other person outside the continent of oneself can bring us ultimate happiness. I love the flow of this poem and how it shows the blossoming of this fact. Your talent is amazing!
:-)

Robert Lloyd said...

Are we in love or just fulfilled? You don’t have to answer that. I have been patiently awaiting your next poem and it was well worth the wait. You always have such an alluring tone about your words. I really enjoyed this poem. I especially liked the second stanza. I can almost hear the water rushing. The poem just reminds of the happiest times. Isn’t it great when you are not so caught up and you can breathe life in? Thank you for sharing!!

Rockin' Robin said...

The imagery in this piece is absolutely breathtaking. It's definitely a favorite of mine. Very well done!

Susannah said...

Carrie - you are right! It is an 'inside job'! :-) - Thanks very much for your kind words, they are much appreciated.

Robert - thanks so much for your comment, it is always good to hear from you.

Rockin' Robin - thanks very much. :-)
(It is good to meet you!)

Ladan said...

I love the intensity of this, the imagery is amazing. Well done.

Susannah said...

Thanks Ladan. :-)

Fenny said...

What a gem ... I so enjoyed reading this ... simply outstanding!

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Fenny - it's good to meet you. :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Susannah, your poetry is AMAZINGLY wonderful. Beautiful! Love the name of your site, Out of My Ocean.........way cool site, will enjoy following your poetic journey:)

Susannah said...

Sherry, thank you so much for your kind words! It is really good to meet you. :-)

Maya said...

i feel afraid to say anything...! i can almost traverse your landscapes and participate in their becoming... the imagery is powerful.

Susannah said...

Hello Maya, I always feel as though I am transported into your world by the beautiful imagery you conjure with your words, so you are quite welcome into mine. :-)

It is good to see you here.

Eqlektik said...

Your pieces never disappoint....wonderful imagery and immediacy

Susannah said...

Thanks very Eglektik. :-)
It is good to see you again.

Michaela said...

Dancing with the stars.. OK, let's dance :-)

Susannah said...

Hi Michaela, wonderful! - will you join me in my dance? :-)

Good to see you. x

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Susannah, this poem is amazingly wonderful: joyous, celebratory, wise...I love your "emotions...irrigating my dreams"..........and I so relate to "these fertile plains were once barren." I have made that journey also. So much joy in "now...verdant valleys seeded by hope." OMG. and so lovely that "the stars are my dreams......the dance of becoming...." Whoa. Great work!

Susannah said...

Thanks so much Sherry, I am so glad that you could identify with this too. I am really glad to have you here. x

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