On Mornings like these, and a new travel tradition #Soulfood #Poetry #Journaling


Bliss is found on mornings like these…

Today has been spent eating Poetry for Breakfast and Journaling in my heart space ~ my Zenkraft traveller’s notebook. I bought these two stunning poetry editions while in the UK last year. Poetry and music were my healing spaces in 2016 and continue to be this year. I also decided to start a new personal travel tradition. Instead of keychains or other travel keepsake ephemera I have decided to buy myself books of poetry every time I travel somewhere. These are my first two poetry mementoes and what stunning eye candy for the senses and soul food for the heart and mind they are.


“Time cannot be cut

with your weary scissors,

and all the names of the day

are washed out by the waters of the night.” 

excerpted from Too Many Names | Pablo Neruda



I have always wanted my own edition of exquisite Pablo Neruda poetry. This edition is truly exquisite. The cover is stunning, symbolising both a sensuality and a vulnerability that is embraced in the words contained within. 


“In the name of the lost who glory in

The swinish plains of carrion

Under the burial song

Of the birds of burden

Heavy with the drowned

And the green dust

And bearing

The ghost

From

The ground

Like    pollen

On the black plume 

And the beak of slime

I pray though I belong

Not wholly to that lamenting

Brethren for joy has moved within

The inmost marrow of my heart bone…”

excerpted from Vision and Prayer | Dylan Thomas

I have always wanted to own The Complete Works of Dylan Thomas. This centenary edition stood out to me because the waves on the cover are deeply symbolic to me and a beautiful echo of my journey.

How do you fill your well? 

Tell me what brings you bliss?

2 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this. It’s so needed. I think poetry fills the soul, the same as artworks on the wall. What fills me and brings me bliss? Music, the sound of the ocean and the wind in the Coastal Pines outside my window (I live a block from the Pacific Ocean); writing, words; and spices. I think it’s hard to define bliss, but I can say I am content and joyful.

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