Posts Tagged ‘embrace’

Embrace A Strange Place: Revolutionary ImproVerse Prose

January 11, 2017

A friend was going to a Polynesian island with a man she barely knew and his family. She said “I’m a bit afraid. I’m going to be surrounded by strangers, in a foreign country, with a man I don’t know.”
Since she is from Oklahoma, I reminded her what that state’s native son, Will Rogers, said: “A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet.”
Then I said:
When you get to the country, that new place, go, go out onto the beach, or in the woods, or a garden, or even on your balcony. Stand and face the rising or the setting sun, or the stars, or the moon, or the cloudy sky. Face the heavens.
Put your bare feet apart slightly wider than your shoulders. If you’re on the beach, put your feet in the sand, right where the waves spend their last bit of energy, where the seafoam and the wet sand moves beneath your toes and embraces your feet.
Tilt your head back to find the sun or the light or the sky. Feel the air. Close your eyes.
Raise both your arms out sideways, hands toward the light and sky, palms out, fingers spread wide, hands slightly higher than your shoulders, as though you were giving an old friend a huge hug. Breathe deep, in through your mouth and nose, deeply, and feel the vibe, the flow, of the place you are in. Connect, deeply. Open your mouth and OMMMM or YAWP or vocalize in the harmonic you feel.
As you feel the air, the wind, sense the scents, maybe wrap your arms gently but firmly around the Spirit you feel, cradle it, embrace it.
There is a certain spirit, harmonic, note in each place. Each place on earth has a unique feel, a special, sacred note. Just as a musical note sounds different played by trombone, piano, organ, clarinet or harmonica, so is the earth’s song the same, yet different in each place.
You can be jarred by it, because it doesn’t feel like where YOU are from, but if you reach out and embrace it, hear it feel it touch it, introduce yourself to it, and be introduced to it, you will connect with it. When you do, that foreign country, that new place, will become part of you, and you will become part of it. You will not be a stranger in a strange land, but an honored and welcome friend the land hadn’t met yet.
And you’ll understand why the natives are smiling.”


Upon Having Brain Fog: Romantic IMprov Haiku

April 10, 2016

If you’re in deep fog,/
spread your limbs wide and embrace/
new, deep sensations.

As She Walks Near: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

December 1, 2013

Footsteps pass close by./
Gentle breaths move like breezes,/
embracing my soul.

Embracing Versus Facing: Revolutionary IMprov Rhyming Haiku

September 16, 2013

I vow not to “face”/
another week. Instead, I’ll /
embrace and seize it!

Hating Evil Love: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

August 11, 2013

The very evil/
I talked about not being,/
I now have become.

The very evil/
I talked about not liking,/
I now have embraced.

Can You Carpe Diem Too Early? Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

September 2, 2012

Embracing the sunrise when seizing the day
Seizing the day may/
mean you’re up too early to/
embrace the sunrise.

Thumbnail Moon Sunrise Memory: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

June 15, 2012

Thumbnail moon over Mt. Timp at sunriseI embrace the new/
day, but still can’t get away /
from your memory.

from thinking of you.

from mem’ries of you.

Convertible Morning Commute: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

April 9, 2012

I, driving top down, /
stretched both my hands skyward and /
embraced the sunrise.

I, driving top down, /
stretched both my hands skyward to /
embrace the sunrise.

Embracing Beauty: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 24, 2011

Sunrise on the Vashon Island ferry dock, July 2011 - Puget Sound beauty
A friend from the Midwest saw this photo of the sunrise over the Vashon Island ferry dock, She asked: “If one sees this every day, does one notice the beauty everyday?”
Valid question, to which I wrote this haiku:

Beauty shows herself./
She appears in diff’rent forms./
We embrace each view.

Facing My Fear: Revolutionary IMprov Poetry

July 7, 2011

I face
and embrace
my fear.

It’s being a motivator,
not a regulator
nor intimidator.

For in staring fear down
I find
I don’t drown.
I open my mind.