I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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4 October 2016

Deep Blue Spaces

In a space between
the every-days of my life –
my here life –
I dive into the sky
to fly to a party.

'Now you can say
you're a jet-setter,'
my son declares.
He thinks my life
began at his birth.

I smile, remembering 
many flights 
out and back,  
and the oceans.

55 words for Flash 55 PLUS! – the concept of Space 
at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.


  1. A nice and pleasant, simple poem for me, Rosemary. I like it. Flying it has to be these days when you're on an island removed.

  2. Oh yes, they do don't they,think that. I found this a very satisfying poem Rosemary, its development is so complete. Love the last line.

  3. Fly safely, my friend. At first, I thought you meant a metaphorical flight on your broom, LOL.......I love "I dive into the sky". I am just back from the sky, and it is beautiful up there.

  4. From the mouths of babes ~ little do they know. I so enjoyed your poem.

  5. Ha... so easy to believe that all life begins when you're born...

  6. I like that middle stanza, especially ~

  7. I really love the idea of a child saying that a parent's life started with him. It made me smile. :-)

    1. Well, he (adult now) didn't actually say it, but I infer that he unconsciously thinks so. :)

  8. Such a sense of freedom from the earth when flying over the ocean.

  9. We always knew we could fly.

    Stargazing Meditation
    Floating Amidst the Stars

    by Madisyn Taylor

    Stargazing meditation is an easy and readily available way to connect with self and Universe.

    Since the beginning of time, humans have gazed at the stars in the night sky with awe, seeking in their luminosity everything from answers to inspiration to guidance. We have emerged from our contemplations with stories of gods and goddesses, maps of the universe, astrology, astronomy, math, and art. We have worshipped, wondered, and even projected ourselves out into space in an attempt to understand their magical essence. We know more now than we ever have about what those celestial lights are, how far away they reside, and what will happen to them over time, but facts and information are still no substitute for experiencing them yourself.

    Gazing at the stars is no doubt one of the earliest forms of meditation practiced by human beings, and it is readily available to this day. If you live in a city, you may have a hard time seeing the stars, but a short drive can take you far enough beyond the city lights to reveal their glory. If you live in a rural setting, all you have to do is wait for the sun to set and the night to settle to get the show of your life, every night. If you make a habit of it, you will begin to know the seasonal changes of the night sky, deepening your connection to the earth and the universe in which you live.

    One of the best ways to stargaze is to lie down on a blanket so that your body can fully relax. This position allows your breath to move easily through your tranquil form as you settle down into the earth, connecting your consciousness to the sky. As you look deeply into its vastness, allowing your awareness to alternate between the pinpoints of light and the blue-black space that holds them, your breath expands and contracts your body, just as the universe expands and contracts to its own eternal rhythm. You may feel as if you are floating amidst the stars or that they are raining down upon you. You may feel peacefulness, joy, and connectedness, or any of a full range of emotions. Simply continue to breathe, experiencing the wonder of this universe and your place within it.
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  10. Made me smile... diving into the sky ... and our lives "began at his birth".