Quickening of The Chakras

Venus de Milo with Drawers - Salvador Dali, 1936

Venus de Milo with Drawers – Salvador Dali, 1936

Quickening of The Chakras

Dirt removed from body,
in bathing relaxation.
You squeeze out thoughts
with unseen hands.

Light emanates from stomach;
it centers from the groin,
it’s grounded from the toes,
along the spine and running.
Thickness not applicable.
All colors of the rainbow are appropriate.
Shape is satisfying as it
forms in spherical splendor.

It’s a thing of tears.
Heart sounds seem like waves.
It’s a quickening, whence
cells echo in the body,
calmness of a primitive universe.


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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 157

Also posted on:

OpenLinkNight ~ Week 85

Poetry Pantry #145

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 24, 2013, in D’verse Poets Pub, Magpie Tales, Poetry, Poetry Blog Roll and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. calmness of a primitive universe…way to harness those energies in this…interesting take on the picture as well…nice renewal in your words…

  2. I really like:

    You squeeze out thoughts
    with unseen hands

  3. Maybe it’s because I just went to class on Saturday, but this sounds like something that I would hear in yoga class 🙂 Connecting the mind with the body.

  4. Did Dali travel back in time to Gods coffee break ?

  5. Your last two lines, the result of awareness, breath and clever writing, close this piece perfectly.

  6. The first stanza is great. Thanks.

  7. You squeeze out thoughts with unseen hands…love that. Lately it seems my muse has been working that way…nothing is coming easy.

  8. I enjoyed your view! 😀
    It was clever and I enjoyed it~
    (I did yoga today, not sure if my Chakras are balanced!)

  9. Now you’ve got me thinking of chakras and the like. Good job taking this in an original direction!

  10. Sounds delicious.

    Anna :o]

  11. I like the poem and also a great sculpture to go with it.

  12. “It’s a thing of tears.”

    Eloquent line!

  13. Tammy, I love this meditation on the chakras. Someone once told me that taking hormone replacement therapy leaves a woman stuck in the lower chakra of her body thinking she can still procreate. I went herbal and spiritual and had a successful menopause. I feel as though I am truly working my way up that divine spinal trail. Really connected with this one, so thanks, and thanks also for stopping in at my blog! Namaste, Amy

  14. Very clever – love the idea of squeezing out who knows what onto those sponges. k.

  15. Tammy,
    I love this…and really enjoy hearing you read it. I don’t know much about chakras, but your poem was interesting to me.

  16. Lovely phrasing especially the last verse – calmness of a primitive universe ~

  17. This made me want to take a long, calm, relaxing bath!

  18. Peace must certainly result from being so in touch. I like the way the ending binds us to all things.

  19. The chakras fascinate me… being grounded at once to the earth and connected to the universe. I feel this connection all the time!
    The River

  20. This has a beautiful feel to it. Excellently expressive rhythm. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I love the image of light emanating from various points on a body. Excellent picture-making.

  22. I really like this very sensual in thought.

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