Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blue Sky Mind

I keep looking up
for something on high
to bless me with
a blue sky mind.
Cloudless and clear.
Doubtless and clean.
Then, I'll know what I think,
and I'll say what I mean

out loud,
inside,
and outside-

if I had a blue sky mind.

I keep looking down
for relics and roots.
Real as red dirt
native truth.
A sure as spirit sign to follow.
A shaman's sugared pill to swallow

to seed me
and lead me
to the holy ground

I'm looking for when I look down.

Looking out.
Looking in.
I'm substantial as cirrus
and steady as wind.
Tell me, friend,
how do you know
you're who you are;
will you show

the trick to me?
Then,
show me again.

I'm looking out to look within.

For Susie's prompt at Real Toads

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, wise, true words today -- at least for me. Thank you, MZ.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is amazing in concept and expression...

I wish I had that blue sky mind myself - now you have shown me where to look for it, I hope to find it some day.

Marion said...

I like the idea of 'blue sky mind', but on a rare, blustery, feathery-cloud fall day like today I'm happy for cloudy sky mind. xo

Hannah said...

Love the within and without feeling throughout this Mama Zen and I love this line, "I'm substantial as cirrus
and steady as wind." both for the sound play and for the meaning. Excellent poem and I love the idea of looking to the symbolisms and signs for the Way.

manicddaily said...

Very clever and accurate both. Thanks, MZ. k.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Such a cool write rich with symbolism.

Susan said...

If only some med we take, organic or not, could take us there. For one tiny instant of my life, I thought peyote had promise. Ha. It made people "insubstantial as cirrus and steady as wind." I lovethe repeats in here as they made the "then / show me again" take on double meanings. Looking out to look within, hmm, perhaps the sky is the mirror after all.

Fireblossom said...

This is gorgeous, Kelli, and expresses something that I expect many feel but which I haven't seen expressed so poignantly.

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, I too wish I had a blue sky mind. This is a brilliant response to the challenge. Thanks so much for participating!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is beautiful - the questing - the longing for a "blue sky mind". I most love "I'm looking out to look within." Yes, this is the journey. You will get there. I just blotted out what I went on to say, because it was self-perjorative, hee hee. I dont want you to lose hope!

Gail said...

I like that thought to have a blue sky mind.

I think we all search within and only a lucky few do so successfully.

A beautiful piece.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

I know this longing...

georgeplaceblog said...

Gorgeous. I do believe it takes "looking out to look within." Often people are afraid to look too deeply.

Helen said...

Elusive ... those blue sky mind days, like finding that pot of gold at rainbow's end.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous from beginning to end … and so very deep - no fluffy cloud, this poem.

consciouscacophony said...

I like the concept of inside/outside, looking out, looking in. Having agreement between those two brings peace. Beautiful write.