Three Breaths of Spring Fog

Poetry writing month, theme of Self-Care, Self-Calm as part of the collective whole.

The inspiration for this practice and this poem came from Melanie’s thrive plan. She suggests to step out onto the porch during a day of working from home during COVID19. I added three big breaths to the practice. Spring smells so good and feels so good. I imagine these breaths outside are making me healthier and younger. Enjoy the poem and a few deep breaths.

three breaths of spring fog

Three Breaths of Spring Fog

The fountain of youth that
Ponce de León was looking for
is not a place but a space
a mist, a fog, the liminal
that bubbling mingle
of compost and new growth
emerging spring
nursed on fall remnants
lit by droplet filtered sunlight
that spectrum bouncing off suspended water.

Step outside
for three big breaths.
Breathe in the mist
the spring fog
full of earth
fresh from the shower
The smell of tillage
A fountain of growth adrenalin
with the nutrition of decay
Breathe it into the small spaces of the lungs
bigger, greener, cleaner
The face lifts,
wrinkles soak in the fog,
lips plump and smack delish
that mud mask mist.

Three breaths
of Spring fog
is the true fountain of youth.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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