April 2008 Poem of the Month: "In Crepe Paper"

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April 2008

Poem of the Month


photo by anwin

Editorial note: this is the second Poem of the Month, but the first on Krayna’s own blog! Here’s a link to the first Poem of the Revolution….

I first spoke In Crepe Paper aloud to myself.
Then I read it silently, I whispered it, I sang it.
I played with it and prayed it and
let it seep into my skin, lavishing me.
Each time I read, spoke or sang this poem,
I fell deeper into the sound vibration of
Yes and it lifted my spirit
and made me laugh out loud.

The vision of the child carrying the yellow flower
of Yes home filled me with delight.
I loved the feeling of this poem in my body
and heart, so I chose it for the Poem of the Month for April 2008.

My deep thanks to Imelda Maguire, a lovely creative spirit from County Donegal, Ireland. Her website is Soul Fragments. She is known, among many names, as Greenish Lady.

Peace, Yes, Joy, Yes, Delight, Yes!

Roll Yes around on your tongue for a whole day and night. Invite Yes into your dreams! Let the shape of Yes luxuriate in your mouth for the entire month of April! Watch what happens!

Happy April!

Krayna

Poem of the Month
April 2008

In Crepe Paper

Because there was a rush of Yes

into the mind of the teacher and

because the Yes became a sound,

Yes, she said, Yes, to the child at last,

because he finally heard the Yes,

he carried it home like a bright yellow flower,

a big one with petals made of sunlight

to a mother who was waiting for a Yes,

because the word was carried in

in the mouth of her heartchild, that Yes

became the answer, the chant, the only

word in her day-long litany.

Yes, Yes, Yes

From “Shout If You Want Me To Sing“, by Imelda Maguire

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