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IMAGINE THE NORTH by Shahla Ghobadi

 This poem is a meditation for the soul, a medicine for when we need healing…

 I wrote it to have a recipe for such times. It starts by imagining the stillness of a snowy day at 3 pm and slowly tries to take us from ‘past’ to ‘present’.

Imagine the north

The next time you are hurt,
imagine it is 3 pm,
a snowy quiet day,
somewhere in the north,
like a box of ice cream,
you are melting,
slowly, slowly.

With the color of snow,
the silky hint of snow,
settle down on the earth.
Wash around where you fall.
Touch your roots for some time.
Stay there for a while.

Before gathering your pieces,
before finding a shape,
think of a young oak tree,
between stillness and motion,
it is growing ,
slowly, slowly.

Take the memory of the oak.
Wrap it up in your cloth.
Feel the marvels of your soul,
the green forest of your thoughts
Then let yourself arise again.
Become the ‘you’ again,
a new ‘you’ again,
slowly, slowly.

~
'Rainbow Earth Goddess' by Sacred Muse



Shahla Ghobadi is an IT consultant, a Researcher in information systems, and a Writer. Born in Iran, to an artistic family, she was strongly influenced by Arabic calligraphy and Persian poetry, in particular Hafiz and Rumi.  She started writing Persian poetry from a young age. Beside her professional career, which she loves, she is passionate about practicing bhakti-yoga, following flexible raw food life style, and creating art clips. She lives in Sydney where she enjoys the magnificent beauties of its nature.   




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