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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'm not Promising the Moon

The quiet, cool of city streets,
A deep January night.
Pavement crawls away beneath my feet,
As the soles of worn shoes
Tap out the beat,
Of the music playing softly in my soul.
I close my eyes,
Feel the movement of gently rushing air,
Lift me up on pointed toes as though to fly--
And I sigh,
As my body sways to the sound,
Of the growing crescendo
Rising off the silent ground.
Pale and lovely,
the full moon, cracks her smile,
Before I have trudged another mile--
I feel her sweet breath on my neck,
And the way she calls my heart,
Makes me start--
To let the tiny jewels of tears,
Condensed behind my eyes release,
A storm of blue that unfolds--
Unabating 'til the deluge is spent,
And all the tatters of my dreams are rent.


Jen said...

Hi Nadja---

That's such a pretty, dreamy poem. Are you thinking about submitting poetry for publication? I think that Writer's Market has info about submitting to literary mags...Really, you should check it out.

I've been away for about 4 days (I already live at the shore, but we went further down to the Atlantic City area.) So I'm a bit out of the loop.

I wanted to ask you about yoga, since I'm considering taking classes in Aug. It sounds like you're training for yoga teaching. Do you think someone with moderate MS can handle it? I'm walking okay, but sometimes my left leg gets like a lead pipe. I have only used a cane during relapses, so I'm fairly mobile, but I worry about my left leg giving out. The place I'm considering has yoga for seniors and I'm really considering this one! I did a tai chi class for those with arthritis, and it was fun, although it was all seniors and me. Not sure what to do....


~ Charlene S Noto said...

This was wonderful! I love both the rhythm and the unpredictable rhyme scheme you have here. It catches you unaware, gives it depth and the whole thing reads beautifully. Wonderful images, motion and sound. Nice!

Denver Refashionista said...

Jen, I think you can handle yoga. Try something gentle and non-heated first. The yoga for seniors would probably be perfect. I also recommend therapeutic and restorative yoga.

Denver Refashionista said...

Charlene, thanks for the encouragement. I don't write a lot of poetry on my own these days, I mostly do it with my students. This one is pretty old but I felt like putting up some poetry today. I'll post some more soon. If I get inspired and write more new stuff I'll get it onto the blog.

Blinders Off said...

You are good with the poetry Denver/Nadja. Which name do you prefer, because I am use to calling you Denver?

@ Jen
If you take Copaxone, you can contact Shared Solution and request their exercise DVD. It consists of yoga and Pilate. They sent me one a couple of months ago. I have watched the DVD, but I have not had the energy to start doing the exercise yet.

Denver Refashionista said...

Thanks Blinders. You can call me Denver or Nadja. My name is Nadja but I use Denver Refashionista to advertise my recycled clothing creations that are on my other blog.

Jen said...

Thanks, Nadja. I'm starting in August, and I think I'll try the seniors' group first.

Thanks also, Blinders Off. I take Betaseron. I've tried a couple of tai chi and pilates DVDs from the library, but have yet to get my hands on a yoga one. We'll see how the classes go. I did like taking a tai chi for seniors class at the library. Pilates proves to be a little too much for me (ha ha!)


Denver Refashionista said...

Jen, I think that overall yoga is much more gentle than pilates. I think as long as you find a mellow class and teacher you will enjoy it very much. Keep me posted on how it goes.