Sunday, July 1, 2012

Saturday Centus ~ Hanging


It's Saturday, or in my case, the very remnants of Saturday ... on the verge of Sunday ...
Another cold rainy day here on the West Coast ... will summer ever come?

Our Dear Miss Jenny has surprised all of Centusians with another photo prompt and a total of 100 words to play with.  Here is my little entry, I came in at 99 words ... 


Hanging
Suspended mid-air
I feel like I can float.
Closing my eyes, I lean back as far as I can,
I feel like I am the cloud, 
that blots the heat of the sun,
from the cold earth. 

Leaning from  side to side 
I can sway,  
softly,
gently.
The cloud, now buffeted by angel’s wings.
Their gentle feathers just out of reach,
But in my mind I can feel them, 
smell them, 
and see them.
I am at peace in my sway,
in my dream .

Reality is,
I am still just hanging
Not up,
Not down  
just suspended  
mid-air.

Happy Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians ... we are a grand 145 years old ... and Happy July the 4th to my American friends ... 

I hope you can grab some time to read some other short offerings ... just click on the Jenny button below to get to the linky!

Jenny Matlock




14 comments:

Rek said...

I loved this visceral feeling of dangling by the thin ropes that life sometimes hands out in a good mood. :)

Viki said...

This was beautifully written. i can feel what it would be like to be hanging in mid air. Great job.

Esther Joy said...

145 years old, eh? Happy Canada Day from a former Canadian!

Sue said...

You painted a good word picture here.

=)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jo, what great descriptive words. You ALMOST made me want to do the climb! Good job. laurie @ http://dealingwithmyinnercritic.blogspot.com/

anitamombanita said...

This was beautiful!

Ames said...

I couldn't rock climb ...gravity has too big of a hold on me! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Well said!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful Jo. I've always wised I could fly and feel the wind beneath
my wings.
Hugs Lynn

Kathy said...

Hope you had a fun Canada Day! I've always wished I could fly too!

Judie said...

Beautiful, Jo! One of my favorite dreams is of floating in outer space.

Terri said...

Oh Jo...Your verse here is so textured, so flowing and so beautiful! How lovely that you can express yourself so!
Hugs,
Terri

Jenny said...

Oh Jo!

This was absolutely lovely.

I love the cadence of the world...

The rhythm of the peace you shared!

Wow!

Cheryl said...

I love how you weave words, my friend. This is beautiful.