For the month of April I will be taking part in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I will be using two tools besides my trusty computer - my imagination and my dictionary -The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition.. I will turn to the letter of the day, flip the pages and let my fickle finger of fate find the word. Then I'll write - might be a story, might be a rant, might be a poem. Who knows! Do let me know what you think. To go to the list of other participants go here *** I'm number 1414 - that's a heck of a lot of blogs and there are many more signed up below me. If you make a comment I will do my darnedest to check out your blog and comment. Spread the love around!
Diastole - n. 1. Physiol. the normal rhythmically occurring relaxation and dilation of the heart cavities during which the cavities are filled with blood. 2. The lengthening of a normally short syllable in Greek and Latin verse. (Gk.diastole, dilation < to expand)
On and On
Always we are expanding and contracting.
We beings with our hearts - in its diastole and systole.
The land with the seasons.
I look out over the landscape I love
my heart expanding, my soul bigger than my body
travelling with my breath, my sight
down to the sea's edge
and in the next moment
in dread, fear, desire, or hope.
This part of the world is in the beginning of its diastole
warming, flowing outward, loosening,
fearless as it opens and opens.
May I follow in its example.