Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A to Z Challenge


For the A-Z challenge, we decided to post a new and original poem every day (yipes!)  Today, Regina tackles the letter "B" with a poem about her body. What does your body call for?



All My Body Calls
dedicated to David Whyte


All my body calls for
water rushing between rocks,
the small of wet moss that sits like
a guardian.

All my body calls for
nakedness in Lake Superior
beneath a full moon where a
beach fire waits for me.

All my body calls for
thimbleberry picking in
late August.

All my body calls for in this life
is to find wholeness in nature,
to find sanctuary beneath the
chapel dome of pine.

To find substance in a mouthful
of sea air and wing beats in Redwoods,
my feet dug into the dirt,
all my body calls.


79 comments:

  1. Oh honey, this is so beautiful. You are a gift to this world in so many ways. You are loyal in your friendship, steadfast as a wife and wholly committed to your kids but you, girl, you are also one hell of a poet! This blew me away.

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  2. Thanks dear friend! Thanks for making me do this challenge which has forced me out of my shell. I am so happy to have my city muse in you :)

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    1. I am so glad that I held your tender feet to the fire. Look what you are producing!

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  3. Wow! This is beautiful! So deep and inspiring.. Love it!

    My blog: morgankatz505.blogspot.com

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  4. Nice poem, I enjoyed that :)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier!

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  5. Very cool concept for the A-Z challenge, looking forward to more. My body needs to be happy and stress free :)

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    1. Thanks. I agree stress free and happy and doing things you love!

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  6. Such beautiful imagery! I'm really enjoying these poems every day (and I consider myself picky).

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    1. I am honored that you like it, Kate! Thank you.

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  7. I was moved by your words and I hope your dreams come true. Gorgeous poem.

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  8. YAY for nakedness in moonlight!!! Even if Lake Superior NEVER warms up. *shivers*

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    1. Even in July it's cold but who can pass up a skinny dip?! Not me!

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  9. Very brave theme-choice you've gone for! Nice poem too.

    (Grover at Inane Ramblings)

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  10. Nice! --My body calls to eat healthier and lose these excess fat ..then my blood pressure would go down and I wouldn't be short of breath so quickly! :(

    New follower. --Got to go, will return for your A later.

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  11. Nature is amazing, and so is this poem.

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  12. I love your theme, particularly since it's poetry month. I thought about it, but didn't turn out to be so brave. :)

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    1. Carrie, you can still write a poem a day to celebrate the month!

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  13. You are Nature's daughter for sure. Beautiful poem!

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  14. Love it and I'm only a little (or a lot) jealous of you poetry skills. Beautiful!

    Karen

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    1. I love the Redwoods! I have never felt so at home as I did beneath those trees.

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  16. Poets! How brave. I couldn't write a good poem if I tried. Well done ladies!!

    Thanks for stopping by Scribbler's Sojourn!

    Terri

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  17. Terri,
    I believe anyone can write a poem!

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  18. I have started dabbling in free verse, but poetry is something I think others write. This and Juliet's A poem are lovely.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. I bet you can do it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

    www.m5carolin.blogspot.com

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  20. That was wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  21. It's almost spring, so my body calls for my fingers digging in garden dirt, planting and weeding, making things grow.

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    1. Eww dirt. Er. I mean, I so admire you nature lovers.

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  22. Beautiful! So many talented people here.

    And like Patricia, my body called for spending the afternoon in the garden - mainly moving compost onto vegetable patches :)

    Happy AtoZing!

    Jemima at Jemima's blog

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    1. I am longing for that garden digging, too. Thanks, Jemima!

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  23. That was beautiful and I am so there! I sure can't pass up a little dip in the cool waters under a full moon . . . (:

    A-Z participant blogging from Elise Fallson

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  24. hmmm I think that is all that a body calls for
    can I have one to go??
    So nice to meet you through A to Z
    I am doing mostly poetry for A to Z and a few other things
    visitor's on the moon always Welcome

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  25. wow...excellent poems for both A and B. I'll certainly want to read more!

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    1. Come back and see us tomorrow, Dawn. All poetry, all month long!

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  26. Great poetry for your entries....really well done :)

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    1. Maybe you can help us come up with Superhero alter egos?!

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  27. Beautiful poem! I love the imagery in it!

    A to Z Participant
    Cherie Reich - Author and Surrounded by Books Reviews

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  28. How brave to post original poetry! I love the imagery in this :)

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  29. Wow, this is such a gorgeous poem! I loved reading it. You're a very talented poet.

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  30. This is a beautiful poem! I love reading and writing poetry!

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    1. Thank you. Poetry is a great door for me that I love to walk through over and over again. Like coming home.

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  31. Love, life, and freedom -- that's what my body calls for as well.
    Loved it. Poetry sings to me, makes me happy. Thank you for helping with that. :)
    Good luck, and hope to see more.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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    1. Thank you, Silvia. Glad I could make you smile today!

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  32. "sanctuary beneath the chapel dome of pine"

    Wow...what a vision this one line evokes! Beautiful poem, Regina. Simply beautiful.

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  33. Regina,

    I've never seen Lake Superior but I can now imagine its beauty. I love the lines:

    to find sanctuary beneath the
    chapel dome of pine.

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    1. That was my favorite line from her poem too!

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    2. Thank you, Sue. And if you ever get a chance see Superior, it really is a majesty.

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  34. All my body calls for
    nakedness in Lake Superior
    beneath a full moon where a
    beach fire waits for me.

    I can see these lines in images.
    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it and see it.

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