Monday, May 22


prickly weed flower, canon digital rebel xt

I am feeling sensitive today
more than usual
the pricks of life feel more prickly
raw emotions
and some foreign,
perhaps some I am not proud of.

Sometimes I think,
if everyone were as
as me...than I would be less hurt
by them
I would be more
but then the earth would be
more ocean,
an ocean of tears,
If all were as sensitive
as me.

We need land and ocean to
so I must learn to stand
firm on the land,
embrace the pricks
and then sooth myself in my
own ocean of tears,
a healing balm
for me.


Blogger Jessica Moreau Berry said...


May 22, 2006 at 5:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

letting the tears heal. yes my friend. this is beautiful and true.

we were both up before the sun came up...hmmm...wish we could have met for tea in our pjs. thinking of you my dear sweet friend.

May 22, 2006 at 6:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Amber said...

I am envious of your soul bearing ways. If everyone was as sensitive and caring - there would be less hurt throughout the world.

May 22, 2006 at 7:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger thodarumm said...

I just had to read this today. I have been trying to let out a flood of tears, but it is not happening. Tears are coming, sometimes a drop here and there, sometimes a drizzle, sometimes a puddle, but I need it to flood to heal. I have to learn to stand firm on land too. Thank you for this lovely post.

May 22, 2006 at 7:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

"an ocean of tears" - it is in these rivers and pools of tears we find our way to each other, in a canoe of friendship. sending you a big hug - and a soft springy ball of cotton wool to wrap your delicate self in, to protect you from the prickles of life

May 22, 2006 at 8:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Maddy said...

my sensitive cure...

-make yourself tea with a good
dark chocolate bar like dagoba
-read poetry or a good book
like "about a boy" by Hornby
-play music you just love that
is uplifting
-write a card and mail it to
someone you love even if they
are in the next room
-kiss someone on the eyes, wrists
and heart
-take a long walk with a camera...
or a dog...

May 22, 2006 at 8:49:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Den~ you must flag this as one of your beautiful poems. All those who are sensitive souls must hear your brave words. Oceans are vast, but their waters make connections all over the world. Connections to each other, flooding one another with our presence, mingling together and making waves with powerful messages. Messages that even prickles have.

me sending you kisses to each dent left by the prickles. no more boo~boos, just love ~ Dar

May 22, 2006 at 8:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger gkgirl said...

so much awareness
with such pretty words...
and i'm sure
many people would recognize
in those words.

May 22, 2006 at 8:58:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love it. Beautiful insights.


May 22, 2006 at 12:40:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May your tears heal you today, sweet soul.

I wish I could offer you something--a flower, cup of good coffee, anything.

May 22, 2006 at 1:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger art and soul said...

i am sorry you are feeling a bit prickly today. we definitely all have those days! i hope that tomorrwo is a better day!

May 22, 2006 at 5:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Goddess Leonie * GoddessGuidebook.com said...

love you dear tender heart.


i think we all feel a bit this way sometimes.

yesterday i lay in the sun for a while and let it heal me.

May 22, 2006 at 6:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Hugs and kisses sweet darling.

Your sensitivity is beautiful.

I hope you are feeling better.

May 23, 2006 at 8:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Amy said...

The "pricks of life" have been a bit more prickly than usual for me, too. Oh, we are two very sensitive souls...

Beautiful words, stunning photo!

May 23, 2006 at 9:42:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem and photo...we all feel as such from time to time. You captured that moment perfectly.

May 23, 2006 at 2:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i love the way you see our differences as land and ocean--both essential. i've never thought of it that way.

May 23, 2006 at 7:29:00 PM PDT  

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