Poetry: To Begin

To Begin, but not the usual way with words,
ideas, with pen and paper, but just…..
Begin.  Touch of air this morning
and a carrying of it toward something,
coffee and a cool breeze,
awareness that hasn’t been for some time
clouded over as it is with so much –
emotion, debris, spring run amok.
A good cleaning might do.
Just the word itself: Begin.
Say yes once and mean it.
Dance upon the letters,
open each one up, and breathe.
Susan Jefts is a poet and educator living in Cornwall whose work has been published throughout the state and country. She is currently working on a book of poetry and will be offering workshops using the poetry of Rumi and other ancient poets to explore our lives and what we feel called to. For more info, contact her at [email protected]. Her website is www.manyriverslifeguidance.com.

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