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.

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24 thoughts on “Coddiwomple – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

    1. Thanks for letting me know you stopped by. I loved these stairs! We walked 7 miles that day and almost didn’t make it here. Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many beautiful little surprises to be found?

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      1. Haha! 7 miles sounds about right. we walked from the Golden Gate Park and de Young museum. It’s right around the corner… Haha! Not quite. But well worth the walk…
        Yes there is beauty everywhere.

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  1. … I can follow the song
    of my heart’s direction – I loved this part where you used simple language to explain the more complex ideas behind what you were looking for.

    Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  2. I love those opening lines……..when we follow our heart, only good things happen…………wonderful writing! Our poems were sort of on the same track….smiles.

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