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MORNING by Tracie Nichols

My days are spent traversing the switchbacks between woman and wild...

Living on the edge between here and there. It’s glorious and confusing - utterly home and completely alien all at once. Sometimes, when my senses are so full I’m afraid I might fragment into a thousand Tracie pieces, surrendering into the moment is the only thing possible. 

Morning
by Tracie Nichols

into this silent
morning
I place
my carefully
wrapped
delicately
ribboned
heart

a gift
to the day

dawn ripples
birdsong
fingers
tucking my 
gift
into softly
waiting
mother
of pearl

in a breath
flushed with
tangerine
blushing shells
shedding turquoise
ribbons
dawn
slips inside
neatly tucked 
corners

unfolding me
naked
and new

placing
my full-blown
peony bloom
self
in the arms
of the mother
again
Blue peony by Sandy Keeton
 

Tracie Nichols has written poetry since she was 11 years old. While most of her early works are gone (this is probably a good thing) she continues to scribble poems at odd hours about everything from the state of her soul to the sounds of her kitchen. In truth, though, her poetic heart belongs to the deep green places of our wildly, fiercely, sacred, earth. When she isn’t making poetry with words she’s listening to the whispers of the green world, making alchemy with plants and stones and moonlight wildness. Tracie blogs, shares resources and generally nurtures at her website here. Connect with her also on Twitter or Facebook. 



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  1. Catherine I LOVE the images you found to complement my poem. Thank you!!

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    1. This is such a precious gem of self unfolding into belonging. Thank you, Tracie. What a beautiful song to read first thing this morning.

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