One breath – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

I want to launch into the air a thousand words of love. Handwritten and in every font, (even the unpopular ones) lines and curves that will rise and carry us forward upon touch, and to accompany these words, send the sounds that bring us alive, like birdsong, a child’s laugh or footsteps echoing toward home. Release them as a million messages to freely be carried by the breezes that reach us all, to land on building tops and crosswalks, to fall in the teacups of the grieving, in the tangled hair of skipping children, to settle on weary parkbench sleepers, cling to the yet delivered news traveling with the sunlight to the next continent, let the words land on the bare hands of the parched and weary like raindrops on the skin of those that need it most.

I pause here to take a breath and now realize you are still listening. How generous of you.

What do you want to launch into today?

I’m listening.

© Ali Grimshaw 2020

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27 thoughts on “One breath – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. I want nothing more than this…empathy for all. I strongly believe that technology has erased much of it. As I read your prose, I felt like I was floating across the globe, your eagle eye capturing every corner, every person that needed love. Very moving, Ali.

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    1. Mish,
      Thank you for reflecting back the journey you took in reading my words and seeing the love cross from timeline, to timelineto, ocean to ocean and back again. I greatly appreciate hearing from you. Take good care of your heart.

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    1. Thank you Cee for reading and the opportunity to share my poetry with your photo lovers. I love photography and follow many photography blogs that I have found through you. Photos remind me to be present to our beautiful world.


  2. I enjoyed this! May we all launch pretty words and stop to listen to the songbirds and children laughing today. My goal this morning was to look for the good in people as it’s been a jaded world lately. Thanks!

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  3. Wow, these are such beautiful and uplifting words, Ali. Almost like a music you can’t stop listening to. I hope all is well with you and your family. We are all part of Nature’s cycle and even with everything that’s going on in the world right now, the life goes on. Sending you lots of love and virtual hugs 😀 Aiva

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    1. Aiva, It fills my heart to know that my words have reached you across mountains and oceans. Years ago I would have thought this impossible. Sending you love. Keep the travel spirit alive until I can travel again. Ali

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  4. Love this especially; “to settle on weary park bench sleepers, cling to the yet delivered news traveling with the sunlight to the next continent.”💝 I would like to launch empathy and hope .. which is declining sadly in our world.

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  5. Oh look at the love you’ve launched. And my friend launched love by sharing your post on Facebook. It’s settling everywhere all across the globe. How generous of you! 💗

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    1. Kathy,
      You don’t know how much it fills my heart to receive this message from you. Thank you for hearing the love in my words and holding the vision of this message passing around the globe. Take good care.

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