Celebrating a Year

week 109 ~ second story sunlight

with 38 comments

she felt her heart reopening
like a flower one petal at
a time she would never say that
she was fixed but she was getting
more solid more beautiful wing-
ing her way out into the glow
of second story sunlight know-
ing every scar each wound in its
process of healing all the bits
that were her life her seeds to sow


Another from the series of decima I’m writing for NaNoWriMo, now with the working title, “Hopper’s Voices”.

Written by mairmusic

November 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Posted in decima, November

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  1. Love this, Marilynn. Strong, focused and confident. Out of the ashes…


    November 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    • Thanks– i’m developing a great fondness for my protagonist.


      November 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm

  2. budding life?
    beautiful write.
    Thanks for sharing it with poets rally.


    November 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm

  3. That’s how it should be..the fondness for your protagonist. And when you’re finished writing, there is a sense of loss. The poem is perfect…I like the enjambment and how it drags the reader to the next line.



    November 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  4. Clean and crisp, no sick-sweet sentiment, just clear real feeling. Enjoyed it very much.


    November 18, 2010 at 6:04 pm

  5. the sunlight will be there for her =) lovely read, happy rally^^

    RiikaInfinityy 마왕

    November 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm

  6. A beautiful metaphor, but the line breaks were oddly placed. Though most likely intended and I just couldn’t really understand why.


    November 18, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    • Thanks– it’s my abstraction of formal poetic structure, in this case the decima.


      November 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm

  7. Just beautiful. Love this style …

    ljm (Amias)

    November 18, 2010 at 11:31 pm

  8. A working title and a loved protagonist. Hooray! Full speed ahead. I so admire that you’ve put such an added challange into the effort: doing it all in poem.

    • it’s now turning into a series of decima with free verse interludes, that may turn into prose sections– I’m not sure yet.


      November 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

  9. Love how each sentence flows into the next. very strong message!


    November 19, 2010 at 7:03 am

  10. I like the sense of hope you have developed here. Nice flow as always!


    Jessicas Japes

    November 19, 2010 at 7:40 am

  11. this is fabulous marilynn. marvelous poem. so full of hope and promises.


    November 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    • Thanks ms T– I am interested in how this series is shaping up.


      November 19, 2010 at 10:23 am

  12. Lovely and romantic, with an interesting flow and style!

    The Reason You Come

    November 19, 2010 at 4:28 pm

  13. Just when I was thinking of you, you were reading me.. (O-O)

    I have been here myself..

    My initial days of Blogging and this composition matches well. A lot of healing happened while writing them here. I had never been embarrassed of whatever I have been though. But writing them here was different. I had to undergo lot of changes to be able to do so.. Fighting within, courage, patience, digging the correct words to express the hurt- my hurt!!
    It was almost living the pain yet again and for the final time.

    After having written the maximum portion of my biography, I now feel better.. :)
    I can say I am opening myself back to Life.. It’s all on my Blog for everyone to read. That way, it’s easy. No more “catching up” and discuss the obsolete and hurting things. No fear of getting judged. It’s a open book now.. Read and decide.. I mean I wouldn’t have to “share” a thing or two now to begin or hold a relationship now- Even friendships are relationships!!

    How you guys have read those and commented and “yet” loved me has made me chirp again- literally.. :)

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece.. a story was told in just a few words and a great one at that..

    Apologies, I have been spelling your name incorrectly for all this while- not any more..

    Loads of Love n Wishes
    Happy Weekend


    November 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

  14. I loved this. We all go through this i guess but writing and saying, you are healing takes efforts. I love this :)


    November 20, 2010 at 1:22 am

  15. Now this is verrry mY style, turly liked it!


    November 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm

  16. Thanks – this one speaks to me particularly just now, gathering strength despite scars.



    November 20, 2010 at 10:35 pm

  17. touching thank you


    November 20, 2010 at 11:49 pm

  18. Nice write on how we come to know ourselves in the course of a lifetime.


    November 21, 2010 at 6:13 pm

  19. Touching poem. Healing, seeds to sow… Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Carol Ann Hoel

    November 23, 2010 at 10:51 am

    • It’s one of the last series in my NaNo project, about realizing you are whole.


      November 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

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