Lights in their irids,
I don’t write to be better,
how fleeting the flow of days,
I write into my fragile nocturnes,
To muffle the surprise of disappointment,
my thoughts becoming branches joined together in the middle of my skull,
no chart or measure, possibilities,
if you are passing by Critique,
let it be known,
that even the weightless leaves of my branches,
will send you away into long following nights,
clear and free of clouds,
enough about me.
I wrote this poem this morning and thought it would be nice to share it with everyone on this lovely weekend. I’m quite the early bird, my idea of having a lie in is to stay in bed until six, I always start my day with some stretches and meditation. Even before I started to practice yoga I would always make sure I had at least ten minutes in the morning to just close my eyes and let my mind goes where it needs to before I started to face the day. I do believe that helps in keeping me grounded and more focused throughout the day. To me poetry is like yoga it’s a way of releasing what’s on my mind and do something that makes me feel good about myself. My writing motto is a quote by Jack London :
"I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate."
Dr Matthew Lieberman, a neuroscientist at the University of California said that expressing yourself in print was “a sort of unintentional emotion regulation”.
Dr Lieberman proved the therapeutic power of writing by scanning the brains of 30 individuals while they described distressing pictures. He found that the act tended to reduce activity in the amygala, a part of the brain connected with emotion and fear and increased activity in the pre-frontal cortex, the mind’s regulator.This suggests that the mere action of writing about an emotion was a way of calming down the brain and re-establishing mental balance. ( source Telegraph )
Try to take time to write everyday, affirmations, poetry, diary, quotes, even copying down texts or emails that filled you with joy and you’ll feel better for it :)
Written by vlomography