[Poetry Friday] David Malouf to Start The Year with Some Longing

Myra here.

Thank you to dear Tabatha Yeatts of The Opposite Of Indifference for hosting this week.

It has been months since I joined the Poetry Friday community, and I do miss it greatly. Life has been pretty frenzied as of recent, and I am sure everyone is simply struggling to survive the best way they know how.

Truth be told, poetry has not returned back to me yet. Once again, I attribute this to my incredibly hectic schedule that barely allows me to breathe. Poetry requires one to pause, consider, and stare at the marvel of the world, the intricacies of a leaf, or be still enough to let melody wash over one’s soul. I do come up for air every once in awhile, and still manage to read my novels and watch my fantasy series – yet poetry requires a different sensibility, a mindfulness that is all-embracing, and a quiet that allows joy to seep through. I was happy when this poem by David Malouf shared by a friend on social media tugged something in me, and I am hoping it reaches you too wherever you are in the world. Happy New Year, poetry-loving friends. I am glad to be among you today.

January 21, 2022 at 06:31AM Myra Garces-Bacsal