Ebbs of Wonder

Sometimes when I sit
 before the ocean,
 my mind stretches
 across surprising worlds,

flecks of blue, tidbits
 of sorrow as my dog’s
 ears hear my internal
 whispers for a budding

tomorrow, nestled inside
 the branches of yesterday,
 stretched across the perimeters
 of a bird’s wing span

and wonderings about
 how to fly, as poets
 try to figure out which
 word to pluck from their

confused bucket and drop
 into the medley which
 one day in their dreams
 will blossom into a verse.

Diana Raab, Ph.D. is an award-winning poet, memoirist, blogger, essayist and speaker. Her book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life is forthcoming in 2017. Raab is a regular blogger for Psychology Today, Huff50 (The Huffington Post), and PsychAlive. More at dianaraab.com.

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Originally published at mockingheartreview.com on September 1, 2016.

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