February 10, 2009
Diggin' In The Dirt
I mentioned the Coach Creative Space ning/network a couple of posts back, right? Well there's a pretty active group of people writing poetry on there. There's even a group that writes haiku. I've only dabbled in this form of poetry. Since I'm a nature nut, it's a good fit for me. And the short form can be very powerful.
I wrote a poem a few days ago about digging dirt. You can take it either way: It's a poem about connecting to the earth through gardening; and/or It's a poem about "digging up" memories, etc. in the process of healing. I guess I'm still in the throes of the "both/and" of life.
I am digging dirt
the earth, it does connect me
scent of remembrance
Copyright 2009 Marj McCabe~All rights reserved.
I hadn't thought about it in a long while. But, this poem reminded me of a Peter Gabriel song. Back when I really started dealing with my child abuse--and my inner child--in therapy, I couldn't connect with any feelings I had about my abuse and about that little girl I used to be. I think her pain just scared me too much at first.
My therapist at the time wanted me to do some anger work. Me, angry? No way! I don't have feelings, right? Well, one of the ways I finally got in touch with some anger is to listen to music, especially music that had lyrics that spoke to me. I remember listening to lot of Sarah McLachlan at the time. And I would listen to Peter Gabriel's "Digging in the Dirt" over and over until I got in touch with that anger. I like the lyrics, "Digging in the dirt. To find the places we got hurt." Yeah.
Enola: It is a great metaphor, isn't it? I guess that's why I'm drawn to it.
Re: my post "10 Reason You Don't Want to Talk, And the One Reason You Really, Really Should' -- of course you can have it for the carnival! Let me know whenever you're ready to use it. We're all in this together. :)
Safe hugs to you girl. Remember.... There are people in the world that make beautiful homes out of mud and dirt...
Mile 191: Thanks for the support. I know we ALL have our own dirt to deal with...and sometimes that alone is more than enough! I'm glad you're back. I'll swing by your blog.
Thanks, April. I betcha you have at least one therapy shovel in that thriver's toolbox of yours. ;)
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