Today I am trying something different. I have done a video for this week’s post!
I even read one of my poems!
I feel like I should apologize, because:
a) I’ve never done a video entry before
b) it’s long (ten minutes!)
c) I can’t bear to watch it so who knows what happens!
Before I talk myself out of this (and so the rest of this post has at least a small chance of making sense)….
Here’s the video:
Did you watch it? Major good karma points if you watched the whole thing!
Click here for the video link Hannele so thoughtfully sent me.
Here is the poem I read:
Self-Portrait as a Hummingbird
Jewels red as the boldest Rioja
surround my neck.
An exotic choker
given to me by my Spanish lover
after a night of sangria, Flamenco,
bilingual declarations of love.
My body is luminescent green.
you yearn to touch,
to feel the smooth texture
yet before the impulse forms
I am gone.
There are so many flowers in this garden
I must taste them all.
The purple ones on bended stem,
red ones flaming on the bush,
pink apple blossoms
sweetest in the fall.
I must drink the heavy nectar of lavender,
indulge the yearning buds of rosemary.
The constant motion
of my wings is blinding.
You cannot see
how exhausted I am
Only by chance
will you catch
a glimpse of me
Sitting on the wire
above your head
dreaming of Spain.
Like I mention in the video, I am OK with being a hummingbird. It feeds me, keeps me moving forward. I have for so long believed that I just didn’t know what it was I want out of life…but I do really.
I just never thought it was possible. #peoplelaughedatme
It’s true. #Iforgivethemtheydidn’tknowbetter
So often we laugh at people’s dreams because we think they are too fantastic, or we scoff and say “Good Luck”, or “Don’t quit your day job.”
I’ve always said it would be great to get paid to read and write. Or travel and write.
Guess what? It is.
Now that I know it is possible all I have to do is do more and get better, and then the better money will follow. #goals
Along the way I will encourage the dreamers, the strivers, the curious, the “I can’t settle”-ers.
I will cheer the hummingbirds.
PS: I watched the video. I apologize for the lip smacking and I kept thinking I had lipstick on my teeth.