It’s been a long day


I have been thinking how the body
is a vulture—all avarice and need.
How longing creeps up, stalking
for days, catches with such force
it leaves you breathless.

Carol V. Davis, from “Need” in Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St. Petersburg



  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Any long day … will leave you breathless!!

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  2. montanalulu says:

    some days are like that…..

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  3. Had to look up ‘avarice’.

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  4. Interesting choice DK.
    Lets not forget that this body that we live in is our only one. It has been with us since the day we were born, and it will be with us until the day we die. It’s the most important relationship we have. It’s a vessel for our awareness, creativity and spirit.
    Sometimes we judge it as being over needy and like a vulture … but isn’t that because we have been living in our head and ignored it’s calling.
    Time to nourish it and let the thoughts of the day go. 💛

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  5. and it’s all you can do to just be

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  6. Christie says:

    Creeps in and one, can sometimes allow it to hang around too long…causing pain…which one, eventually gains from the lesson…

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    • Yes. Eventually. Reminds me of:

      “If I am too in sync with the present, I can’t write. Or I can write, but I don’t want to, because too great an affinity with the present, of events currently happening, makes me queasy….I try to remedy this with strategic alienation. Physical exhaustion helps; I’ll walk twenty miles just to feel a different sort of rhythm, or clean something obsessively. Anything that changes my sense of scale helps: taking macros photos, looking at artifacts that are thousands of years old, thinking about continental drift.”

      – Raymond McDaniel, from “Raymond McDaniel Recommends…” (Poets & Writers, March 29, 2018)

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  7. This is so close to home – especially lately. Love, love, love this one, David.

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  8. It’s the only one we have – perhaps less greedy, if we give it what it needs..

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  9. That really does not look comfortable! Ha But after a long day who cares 😉 happy Friday Mr K

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