Shawn L. Bird

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poem-yoga in real life December 18, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:00 pm
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You are twisted in knots

pulled here, there, everywhere,


avoiding hostilities,

paying utilities,

cleaning facilities.

You are wound tight

tossed left and right

crushed under mighty

feet, but step into this

darkened space

seek solace from the thoughts

that race,

trace peace.


Breathe in.

Breathe out.




for Lorien



poem- oasis August 30, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:42 pm
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Small oasis.

Forest of calm

amid desiccating storm.

Drop of water.



love is letting go May 26, 2012

Filed under: Commentary,Literature — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:57 pm
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Diana Wynne Jones writes, in Fire and Hemlock,

To love someone enough to let them go, you had to let them go forever or you did not love them that much.

That’s profound.

Sad, too.

But on second thought- what does ‘let them go forever’ mean, really?  Release them to the universe?  Trust them?  Say good-bye?  Embrace them?

Can you hold someone physically while letting them go emotionally?  or visa versa?

What do you think of this quote?  What do you think Wynne-Jones means?  Is it true?



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