Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: “Soul gazing” (posted by Paul)
Write me a soulful poem, a soul gazing haibun, a soul-filled sonnet, a soul-soup-mélange, a story of a Motown soul perhaps!…..sooooo many places we can go here. Is the soul within or without? Here is a quote from Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, by John O’Donohue, which I have oft used as a source for inspiration.
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.”
Strolling souls played musical
blue beats, Motown feats.
Was it Smokey, or in-your-face
belt out notes of Respect
injected in the blood, flowing
through veins, and challenging
the brain? Pulsed my ears,
tapped my toes. Closed door
on childhood, and fevered a teen.