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Breathing Meditation in Rictameter

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God's hand with sun coming through

I leaned about rictameter from Linda Wolff at Urban Poetry: https://urbanpoetry2017.com/2017/03/20/poetry-venture-into-the-wild/ 

This type of poetry uses 9 lines and a syllable count of: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 with the first line repeating itself in the last line.  Here’s what came to me:

 

Inhale

Love that won’t quit.

Gaze into  ancient  eyes.

Let wisdom and peace fill you well

Flowing to every cell and every thought

Until you love yourself so much

Joy dances in the wind

of your exhale.

Inhale.

I took the photo which reminds me of God’s hand holding bright light. There’s also a wing peeking out below the thumb, so who knows what that big hand is holding.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again, available at amazon.com.

9 thoughts on “Breathing Meditation in Rictameter

  1. This is awesome, JoAnna! Really nice. I love how you direct the love inward. So important to learn to live ourselves. Kudos!!

    • Thanks, Deb. Your feedback means a lot to me, especially since I don’t write much poetry. I really enjoyed working on this. And loving ourselves is a life long love story. 🙂

  2. Brilliantly done.. I have to confess.. I never think about this type of putting poetry together.. So long as mine has a story, and rhythms at the end… lol.. I am happy..
    Loved your creation.. You not only fitted the rictameter. But you told a story, and I am breathing deeper for it..
    Thank you.. ❤ xxx

  3. There I go again, putting my reply in the wrong spot.

  4. It is stunning, words and art!! Just what I needed 😊
    Have a beautiful weekend dear friend 💛

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