Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Cure for Anxiety




Watch the light transfer
colors explode, begin to dance
across the beige carpet
up the walls like a doodle
waltzing on the ceiling
and back down again
hypnotizing, calming.
A rainbow awaits: follow it.
No need to grope for peace,
let the prism's magnificence
wipe away brutal fear.
Breathe in, breathe out.
Think of nothing
but the light,
the colors
now.
 
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Inspiration:
3WW ~ brutal, grope, transfer

38 comments:

Mary said...

The prism definitely has a hypnotic effect, I think. Looking at the dancing colors IS calming. I am reminded of the effect of 'disco balls.' Well penned!

Ella said...

Yes, I love this hypnotic dance~
I get anxiety and this is calming and fun to read~
Great job!

jaerose said...

Light and breath must be the ultimate cure for anxiety..loved the shape of your poem also..

April Scheffler-Nall said...

Watching the colors of a prism dance on the wall is indeed calming; takes me back in my mind to a simpler place and time. I agree with Jae Rose in that I like the shape of the poem... it trickles down to one word, to simplicity where we just breathe and allow ourselves to live in that moment.

Berowne said...

Innovative and rather elegant...

Brian Miller said...

there is something so soothing to just watching that light play on the carpet....the little rainbows...little puddles of colored hope....very nice...

Ellecee said...

A meditation to practice,,,beautifully captured,,,right down to the crystal's form,,,enjoyed this very much,,,

Kim Nelson said...

Breathe. Just breathe. This is the ultimate cure, isn't it, Laurie? And perhaps a strong yoga practice.

Sheilagh Lee said...

good advice, very hypnotic

Lisa A. Williams said...

A wonderful, soothing write.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Such a lovely write --- very serene. Hypnotic, yes, and in a very positive way! Nicely presented with that photo, too.

Gail said...

I'm hypnotised.

alan1704 said...

colors explode, begin to dance - What a great image and with those lines breathe in, breathe out , think of nothing - really great. Loved it

Peggy said...

The doodle dancing on the ceiling grabbed me! Lovely piece of writing with a wise message!

Mama Zen said...

I love the way this breaks at
"A rainbow awaits: follow it."

Very well done.

Jazzbumpa said...

This is just wonderful.

Cheers!
JzB

Libby Meador said...

Playing with light who has time for anxiety?

aprille said...

Just the ticket for this prompt.

oldegg said...

I think we all want to be mesmerized. It is as though that some secret truth will thus be revealed.

Bethe77 said...

Brings me peace as I read about these prisms. Love it
Blessings

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Breathe in, breathe out and keeping the thoughts on the light - both good cures!

The Write Girl said...

I love the poem. What a beautiful cure for anxiety.

SaraV said...

Definitely curing my anxiety--love the concrete form too! This was a very soothing write :-)

Adhi Das said...

very interesting and soothing!GOD<3U

kaykuala said...

One works at it. The cure for anxiety is always the extension of care. Yes, it often is hypnotic too. Nicely Laurie!

Hank

Dave King said...

I needed a dance of the mind just now. You gave it me. Much thanks.

artbyrae said...

Prism lights dance...yes and I love them too. So calming as the 4 o'clock sun makes the small lights dance on my living room walls

Loredana Donovan said...

Calming and soothing indeed, just like a meditation. I love the visual shape of your poem and how it ends with the most important word ... now. Live in the moment :)

Steve E said...

Probably off-topic:

My father could not "see" light. He could only feel the sun on his arms or face--to know it was daytime.

(Of course, he had a braille watch, but no AM/PM on that!)

Now--he sees it ALLLLLLL!

Sabio Lantz said...

A fantastic guided meditation

Paige Nicole said...

mesmerizing!a well done take on
these difficult words.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I felt less anxious just reading this :)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

The poem is definitely hypnotic.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sounds lie a wonderful cure!

Emma Major said...

hypnotising

purplepeninportland said...

I have one hanging in living room window that catches
the sun from the back yard. You have described its calming effect so well.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it Laurie...it was so hypnotic...It was like a verbal disco ball :)

Walt Wojtanik said...

The common word is hypnotic. As with the rest, I'm under your spell. A brilliant poem.