Lightly Child, Lightly

To be held
by the light
was what I wanted,
to be a tree drinking the rain

Linda Hogan, from “To Be Held,” Dark. Sweet: New & Selected Poems.

 


Notes:

  • Poem Source: thevaleofsoulmaking.wordpress.com. Photo: Enzo Penna (via Mennyfox55)
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”

Comments

  1. How is it you *always* find the perfect photo?! (And the poem is wonderful, too…) ☺️

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  2. ah, to be that tree –

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Perfect for a rainy morning like today … ‘… to be a tree drinking the rain.’ Linda Hogan, from “To Be Held,” Dark. Sweet: New & Selected Poems.

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  4. Lovely words David 🤓☺️…feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply…be the witness… sending you joy ~ smiles Hedy

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  5. This is so beautiful, David. And here, too, it is raining (Do I run? Not sure but in the absence of being held by a human, maybe I shall drink up the rain…)

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  6. I find it harder to go out for a run if it is already raining before I start. If I am running and it begins to rain during the run, it is one of the most enjoyable experiences for me. Of course, I live in Florida where the rain is generally warm. And I agree, David, the reward lies in how my body feels afterward. I hope you are getting out onto the pavement.

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  7. To be held
    by the light
    was what I wanted,
    to be a tree drinking the rain

    But along comes a guy with a power saw. I think I’d rather take a glass of water and sit on my sunny deck. (I’m just kidding, DK. It’s very nice. I’m just adding the perspective you’ve come to expect from me.) And anyway, being a tree, it’s just like being sentenced to permanent social distancing; you can never go anywhere.

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  8. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy. My feet may not be running, but my heart is racing with joy in the imagery.

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  9. the trees will be doing a lot of drinking tonight…
    I hope they aren’t planning to be driving anywhere… 🙂

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  10. And a special round of applause for the perfect photo to this poem….. 👍🏻👏🏻🤩😍

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