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Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


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Tipsy Mushroom

Tipsy Mushroom

Muggy September morning, and we’re hot as we walk in the damp woods. It’s a shorter walk because I have my Wednesday morning group. I brought, among other things, a poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson. We were working with the theme of creativity as incubation and this poem resonated for me, personally. Self-doubt, not trusting my vision, are certainly factors that fetter me with any creative project. [I’m thinking about my book.] This poem speaks to me with the reminder: when my spirit is engaged, (when I attend to my spirit), when my emotions are engaged, when my imagination is fired, this is when I rise up into my energy and move beyond fear into feeling fired with passion and discipline.

When I Rise Up

When I rise up above the earth,
And look down on the things that fetter me,
I beat my wings upon the air,
Or tranquil lie,
Surge after surge of potent strength
Like incense comes to me
When I rise up above the earth
And look down upon the things that fetter me.
— Georgia Douglas Johnson, 1880 - 1966

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