I have walked away from the days
that beat like hummingbird wings-
and opted for life in the slow lane
to be one of those garden snails.
The mind like a long billed sailfish,
or a cheetah races nevertheless-
in the oceans, forests of words
to cup some sunup, petrichor moments.
20 thoughts on “Movement”
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Some days I am deeper in your poem than in mine. We share the hummingbird. Love!
It’s magic that we can slow our pace (sometimes of necessity), and our mind can still roam free and untethered!
I love the description of “days that beat like hummingbird wings,” and share the slower pace of our days now. The mind still leaps, it is true……love the “mind like a long-billed sailfish.” And “to cup some sunup”. Gorgeous write, my friend.
A soft soothing wave of reflection
Absolutely beautiful especially the petrichor moments withe scent of rain at the end!
Beautiful movement of a garden snail taking in the moments.
Yeah, you can slow down life, but the mind still keeps racing….
I love those petrichor moments
What a magical poem and I love this so much “to cup some sunup, petrichor moments.” such relaxing words
This is mind-blowing ly beautiful…..love such a life!
No matter how slow I am on a physical level, I love the fact that my mind still leaps. Lovely write,
So so nice 🙂
Hummingbirds and snails…what’s not to like.
Opting for the slow lane is a good idea. Nothing wrong with being a garden snail.
Ha Sumana, I wish I had written this poem. There is something to be said for life in the slow lane after so much time living a life like the beat of hummingbird wings. This REALLY is a good one.
This is beautiful, Sumana. Really strong first and last stanzas.
life in the slow lane – yeah – i guess i still have to learn that – i tend to pack too many things into my days… i like the word forests… sigh
oh, where did my comment go??
This leaves a strong message …mental strength plays such a major part of our lives. Beautifully done, Sumana.
I had left a comment here sometime back, can’t find it now😡