Your belief in aloneness is your greatest mistake. You were born into the hands of the world, for us to sing you through. Mountains to call you upward rivers to bring forth and release. For what you are made of, I am made of elements of rock, sky and sea. Your error is not that you are broken It is that you have yet to see your wholeness. © Alicia Grimshaw 2023 Join a welcoming community of poets for Open Link Night on dVerse Poets Pub, HERE.
Expansion – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
“What you are, the world is.
And without your transformation,
there can be no transformation of the world.”
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
She squeezed herself
into the shape she was given
condensed her needs and wants
in an effort to take up less space
pulled back to a smaller, smaller
There was no room to grow.
There was only survival.
When did it happen
the noticing of held breath?
She smiles now with remembrance.
He came along one day.
He surprised her into a great exhale
and the air
© Alicia Grimshaw 2022
Photo taken in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
What gift a sunset can be.
Coddiwomple – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
“Turn and go back to the last thing
you remember doing
with your whole heart.”
– Joyce Sutphen
Even without a roadmap I can follow the song of my heart's direction. Sing along while keen to its increase. Turning in time so as not to lose the melodic trail. Ears intent on my wholeness of being Filtering freefalling notes once lost easing my ache of confusion. © Ali Grimshaw 2023 Coddiwomple (v.) Origin: English Slang Word.Definition: To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination. earthweal open link weekend Join us to share and connect.
Time Zones – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
I run from myself catch a corner of feeling accept this moment of liberation as skin of bruised clouds darkens a prickling tingle goosebumps my arms airwaves gather energy sparks our tilted world revolves a turning we have never been able to feel yet know as truth a shift occurring between/from who are the others who are the us we ride around the sun evolving regardless of our position or noticing recycled drops of rain. © Ali Grimshaw 2023 First published on MasticadoresUsa Thank you for giving my poem a home. Photo taken in San Franscico. A luscious sunset in February of 2023.
Laundrying Hope – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
It gets dirty over time soiled by history, upturned endings, unexpected overflows into tomorrow. Stains of resentment, practiced disbelief, and heartbreak headlines get into the fabric. It loses it's luster with living. Launder your hope often with practice you will begin to notice when it's time for cleansing a cycle of care soaps of forgiveness scented rinsing of kindness freeing the unneeded past in a small, generous bucket. Let it line dry on its own sunlight time without watching your clock returning to softness, colors revealed by evening's renewable breeze. And now I wonder why there isn't a small label with clear directions for it's care? What information could be more important to keep your heart open? © Ali Grimshaw 2023 Join us for Open Link Night at dVersep Poet's Pub - HERE Earthweal Open Link Weekend #157
On The Same Wavelength – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
before the stars rise you and I benched before beauty breathing bliss us, just together, side by side seaside stretched our heartbeats synch to the drumbeat rolling waves waves rolling our sunset doesn't need words holding your hand is a forever-changing color always warm © Ali Grimshaw 2023 Join a friendly group of poets on dVerse for Quadrille #169: A Star (Poem) is Born Photo taken in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 2022. I am missing those sunsets.
February Air Currents – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
“Choosing to live and love with our whole hearts is an act of defiance. ”
– Brene Brown
Sampler For Your Heart – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
"Could you write a poem for me?" you asked. Then you left before I could ask the specifics of your heart's desire. Are you in need of savory words to awaken or creamy expressions to nourish? I pondered for hours then did what I could based on the circumstances. I wrote out a mixed assortment of sizes; courageous squares of coconut, rounds of morning lips delight, cinnamon memories of warm skin and the encouragement of toffee. This sampler will be delivered to your doorstep tomorrow at 4:00 pm. Let me know which flavor left your heart wanting more. neverending waves love's ocean unstoppable I am your shoreline © Ali Grimshaw 2023 Haibun Monday 1-30-23: Heart Join us at dVerse - HERE. Photo taken in Portugal, 2017.
Undressing Mistakes – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
is it's weight worth carrying forward does waking up to it spring you forth have you noticed that you stepped into it again it is never too late to go barefoot fresh starts are free don't believe me go toe testing for yourself I dare you to show up differently bare yourself © Ali Grimshaw 2023
Undeniable – Poem by Ali Grimshaw
how many days can you claim bold aliveness kindergarten eagerness ignited intentions bright contagiousness of shared lifting sky-filled unerasable strokes readable by all baring yourself beautiful with each word from your mouth skinny-dipping freedom because words of love deserve all capitals sing unification undeniable © Ali Grimshaw 2023 Join us on dVerse for Quadrille Monday #167 BOLD-ly Go HERE Photo taken in Puerto Vallarta, Mexio.