May 9, 2013

Fraught with Peacefulness. {Poem} ~ Anita Brown

a watershed of tears

for no reason and every reason imaginable

clarity and confusion share gray matter space

while the body sways and rocks

through the cerulean gloom

tempted to dance above the rising pain

arms raised

releasing the world’s anguish

one angry fist and one praise hand at a time

the heart speaks: patience…

slowly, imperceptibly at first

resplendent light and space arise

lifting the fog of mourn

resurfacing as a pulsing, enlivened hope

immobility and helplessness

spiral into backbone

erect and courageous

boldly proclaiming:

It is all bliss.

Anita is a content mother of two teenagers and wife of 20 years, both of which she is grateful for every day. She began writing poetry in the fall of 2012 after a mini-breakdown cracked open her heart and allowed this newly found gift to shine through. Many months later, she is realizing the truth in the saying that ‘breakdown equals spiritual awakening’ as she is pleasantly shocked at how much more peace she has in her spirit and how that is reflected in her life. Anita loves yoga, dancing, traveling, cooking, walking her golden Sierra, and quiet evenings at home. She especially enjoys teaching meditation to under-served communities and listening to others as they express the same joy at the transformation occurring from such simple but regular practice.


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Ed: Kate Bartolotta


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