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Friday, January 07, 2011

Foot Fairy for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry offers this prompt:  write a poem about feet


Foot Fairy

dark blocks brake the flux
stifle energy and healing ~

white tendrils of clearing smoke
rise from burning sage

strong fingers massage
ease the dull meridians

healer's reflexology
kneading brings free flow

currents of clear light
stream unchecked beneath my skin

I float on the hands of time
tight spots left behind



A sketch.
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18 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Lovely text.

Foot fairy made me think of the teeth fairy and what one could get by placing one's foot under one's pillow.
Results were a trifle gruesome.

twitches said...

"dark blocks brake the flux"

Love that line; love the title!

flaubert said...

Susan, this makes me want to go for a foot massage.Nicely written.
Pamela

Gordon Mason said...

Some great inner rhymes here.

Kim Nelson said...

I SO want a reflexology session now! You turned an artful practice into a beautiful poem. Talent!

gautami tripathy said...

I need that foot fairy! NOW!

I write notes here...

uma.a said...

My foot started to question me ...when do have this massage

http://umaspoembook.blogspot.com/p/prompts-on-poetry-form.html

lightverse said...

"...ease the dull meridians..." That was wonderful (and I love your title, too!)

Mary said...

Very nicely expressed, Susan. I especially like the last stanza....

"I float on the hands of time
tight spots left behind" = lovely words!

ms pie said...

luv the title.... what a wonderful way to express a foot massage.. great response to the prompt!

Tilly Bud said...

Where can I sign up?! Sounds wonderful.

Kelly said...

Great word choices - the first line is full of hard sounds - feels tight and painful, and at the end the words are smooth and soft, echoing the relief the foot fairy provided.

EKSwitaj said...

I love the sounds of this piece. So many percussives in the first line!

Robin said...

One word: ahhh... :)

Brenda said...

A healing practice, like Reflexology, is a poetry of the body. Loved this, thanks...

Amanda Moore said...

please please tell the foot fairy to stop at my house! I really enjoyed reading this it is light hearted and interesting!

Joseph Harker said...

I suppose it might be derivative to say, like everyone else, that I could certainly benefit from such a visit. If there's a shoulder and/or spine reflexology fairy, though I could definitely use one of those.

Also, well-written poem! :)

Erin Davis said...

Lovely. Really communicates the healing power of touch.