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Believing in Gravity

06.12.14 Posted in today's words by

Karen Schindler’s most recent poem to appear here was Autumn’s Child (June 2012).

Believing in Gravity
By Karen Schindler

skipping along the paths
hugging trees
greeting chipmunks
with cheery high fives

— roman salutes to squirrels
of course —

smiling, just smiling, soaking
in the abundant green
drawing life with every
heart-felt breath

every time, and every time …
for twenty years and more

from the moment
my feet touch
this sacred place

I have to make a conscious
effort to remember
to believe in gravity


4 Responses to “Believing in Gravity”

  1. KjM says:

    Delightful, vibrant, joy-filled. It does a heart good to read this.

    But, Karen’s words are the stuff of joy…of poetry.

  2. LaurenC says:

    Such a joyous poem! The rhythm tumbles forward with such energy, allowing the “roman salutes” and “every time” stanzas to feel like conscious moments of gravity. The “every time” stanza really deepens the poem, too, making the speaker’s reaction not just a brief bit of forest-inspired awe, but a habit of love for nature.

    And this poem just made me feel happy, so there’s that 🙂

  3. Bobbie Troy says:

    Yes, I agree, very upbeat! And I like the reminder in the last stanza.

  4. One would think believing in gravity would come easier. I like how you’ve explored this, such a beautiful poem!

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