I began an online writing course called ‘Writing Our Self Alive’ on http://writingourwayhome.ning.com. This first week I am paying attention to my curiosity, exploring how to “open my eyes a little wider. When I am curious I stay a little longer, and approach objects with more persistence.” Through the exercises I allow myself to be distracted and go on detours; to follow my curiosity and pay attention to the details.
Several nights this week it has been difficult to sleep with the wind storms. One such night in my curious state I asked, ‘How are these trees feeling?’
Massive Spruce hurl their limbs
in surf pounding crescendos
over this a wild cry
slender alder whip their arms,
torsos gyrate, weakened branches crack.
Do trees tire or are they caught
in this frenzy,
released as Sufi dancers whirling to the cosmos.