Sky Poems : : Give It All Up


Give It All Up

Give it all up,
hand it all over
to whoever it is
that makes the wind blow.

She knows better than you,
She knows better than me,
how life spins and turns and swoops.


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Sky Poems : : Come Back


Come Back

Wherever you have been all this time,
wandering the fog of your own thinking,
riding the sea of your self
through a dark, dark night -
come back.

Come back
to this pure field,
this place that never closes.

Come back
to this peace,
this light that never dims.

Come back
to this warmth,
this wholeness that can never be broken.


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Come back.

Sky Poem : : Not One is True


Not One is True

Let your thoughts
slip through your fingers
like water.
Not one is true.

Look at them with your eyes open
in curiosity.
Turn them over once,
then set them back on the ground
and keep walking.


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Sky Poems : : Understanding



If you want to understand
where you came from,
lift your face to the sky.

If you want to understand
why you’re here,
talk to a bird
who between flights
rests on a branch
and sings.


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Sky Poems : : Everything You Want to Be


Everything You Want to Be

Expect no big revolution
when you will become
suddenly whole,
never broken again.

open to this moment,
this now.
Here you are,
already everything
you want to be.


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Sky Poems : : This Thirst


This Thirst

This thirst,
this hole
that wants more
no matter what.

There is no well deep enough
to quench it.
There is no rain hard enough
to cool it.

When you are parched and cracking,
when you are longing for anything
other than what you have,
imagine a cavern deep underground
gleaming with crystal,
glistening with gold.

Would you ever think to fill it?


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A Question to Live and Die By


I am reading the book The Writing Life by Annie Dillard. It’s a wild honest book about being a writer. I just read a particularly piercing question Dillard asks as a way to come at writing, and I wanted to share it with you because it could frame and focus a whole life:

“What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon?”

Dillard says to write as if you were dying, and she asks this question that I don’t believe any writer could ever really read without opening up a wide gaping pause after it.

But I think this question is begging to be made bigger:

“What would you begin doing if you knew you would die soon?”

Of course this is an age-old question—I am not the first one to ask it. But sometimes it gets tossed around, in one ear, out the other, “Yeah, yeah, I’ll think about that when I’m retired.”

But if you ask it, and ask it again, and do all you can to remember to keep asking it (every day, every hour, every minute), I believe your whole life will come into such clear, laser-beam focus that all you will be able to do is bow.

Thank you Annie Dillard.

Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer living in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Some Thoughts

"Be thirsty for the ultimate water,
and then be ready for what will
come pouring from the spring."

{from "Joy at Sudden Disappointment"
translated by C. Barks.}

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