Paisley Blue

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they/them | 6.2.2020
lesbian & genderfluid | christian

full of wonder

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"My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird--
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand."
- "Messenger", Mary Oliver

"And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death,
And I will thread a thread through my poems that time and event are compact,
And that all the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any."
-Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman)

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Making my way through this world, trying to help as many people as I can.

i stepped into my mind #Decemberprompts3

December 3, 2020

FREE WRITING

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i stepped into my mind. it looked dim, dark,
and the floorboards creaked. stepping between
the rafters, i coughed on the dusty air.
sunlight streamed through the small round windows, and
sent memories swirling through the air.
shelves of thoughts, images, and feelings,
stacked three or four boxes high,
clutter the walls and reach towards the ceiling. 
old clothes hang from the rafters, and
dreams pile up onto the floor.
i make my way to the window and open it wide, letting
the wind toss the curtains, letting the breeze
rustle through the pages of unwritten stories
the air smells like pine needles, and i close my eyes.
there's no sound but the birdsong, echoing from nowhere,
and stumbling notes of the piano song i learned
the sun is warm on my face as i stand in the small attic
lost in my mind, i'm transported back in time.
Thanks again to Samina for her amazing prompt and piece "If I entered my mind"! Go check her out, she's amazing!
Hope you guys liked this. What would you find if you were to go into your mind? Lmk! :)
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13 Comments
  • happy butterfly

    replying: oh okayyyy haha thanks ,i was worrying and thought maybe i should take it down lol


    3 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    replying: aww brown hair is beautiful and so is any other colour,but if you want blonde then go for it!
    im glad my messages got through the poem,but when you say you started thinking about it,i hope in "im not alone" way and not "i need to change" way haha i dont want to make a negative impact
    aahhh thank you so much,im happy that it was something you havent seen everywhere,thats such a compliment fot a poet.
    oh dont worry,it was a very subtle hint, "golden girls are prettier,sweetness and towers, they kniw perfection" i was hinting at rapunzel from tangled hehe
    oh thank you so much! im happy you could relate. uh i cant express my gratitude for your sweetness.
    ahhh no,i love your comments,they always make my day and make me smile,ily:)<3


    3 months ago
  • madeline3.14159

    Re: thanks! umm... i'll probably try to do the #Decemberprompts but who knows if it's actually gonna happen lol. are you?


    3 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    /there's no sound but the birdsong, echoing from nowhere,
    and stumbling notes of the piano song i learned/
    ^^that makes me nostalgic for the peace spring and summer mornings. this is b e a u t i f u l <33

    here is the link to Chapter 4 - On the High Seas!!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/206419/version/424537

    thank you for all your support for my writings--it means a ton <33


    3 months ago
  • Samina

    Re: well I am still awake and I think should go to bed XD


    3 months ago
  • Cosmogyral

    re:re:re: I AM NOT ACCLIMATED TO THIS ENVIRONMENT!!! It' hardly ever under 40 here!


    3 months ago
  • Cosmogyral

    re:re: the first time i saw snow it was last February in Tennessee. it was 32 when i woke up yesterday and my fingers were turning blue :( i'm amazed at the adaptability of northerners, but yall accent kinda odd to here, especially when the big city northerners that come down here aren't overly polite.

    The title of this one reminds me of a aottsisfts poem that I deleted to rewrite. It was, "I step out of my head on purpose,
    do you?"
    I think I rewrote it as the now poem no.5


    3 months ago
  • madeline3.14159

    This is so beautiful! It's such an interesting concept!
    Re: Omigosh, your comment just made my day, thank you so much!! I can definitely say any improvement is so much due to reading y'alls amazing writing and being inspired by it. :)


    3 months ago
  • Cosmogyral

    re: uhm , excuse me! i am from a floridian! we don't cope well under 65°, thanks for your comment :)


    3 months ago
  • Samina

    Oh my goodness! It's so beautiful. I could literally feel it!! Good job! Actually this is so so so better than the prompt itself :)


    3 months ago
  • almost flora kane

    omg this piece is gorgeous and so is the prompt.... it immediately got me thinking. the way you described this is amazing and inspiring! "lost in my mind, i'm transported back in time." is such a powerful way to end it. and re: thank you so much, i'm glad you liked it! i'm glad the "(soft," lines didn't take away from the stanza:D


    3 months ago
  • Minvra

    I can imagine it so clearly.


    3 months ago
  • psithurism #words [Sunnydew]

    Ahhh so good!


    3 months ago