Saturday, July 6, 2013

Knead me: 33 clicks to Om




between thumb and palm rub
the ache that beats beneath my breast

massage peppermint into my temples
light candles and push back fear

teach me to chant-    low
a mantra rubbed between breaths.







linked to trifecta: 33 open link. image from google. no citation. if known will happily credit source.

25 comments:

  1. Peppermint can be used as a painkiller, so I'm thinking that the unseen lover spoken to has cured what ails the speaker, in so many more ways than one. Lovely stuff, Latonya, sensual and sexy.

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  2. Now that is sensual :) Hm yes. :))

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  3. Shay, my sinsus headaches are killer. Friend told me years ago to use peppermint.
    Thanks.

    Hi Jo-Anne, welcome to black and gray.

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  4. a beat like slow breathing with this one, LaTonya ~ M

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  5. Oh, LaTonya, you get it right every time! Beautiful.

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  6. You're too kind, and I appreciate it. :-)

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  7. smiles. have been watching a show on native americans with my wife and their natural remedies come into play...made me think of that a bit...i wonder too how much that has been lost...a good massage goes a long way...peppermint is good, that i do know...and a little chant never hurts either...smiles.

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  8. Beautiful, sensual, and that title is just killer!

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  9. lovely
    my daughter is a natural healer - aided recently by essential oils. She would so love this.

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  10. PurpleMoose, in my 20s, I worked in a healthfood store, met some amazing people. Incredible diversity, knowledge and community in that space. My cousin works with oils.

    Hi, Kallan, yeah, thanks to Brian, I'm giving more thoughts to titles these days.

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  11. As a migraine sufferer, I know all about the various benefits of natural healing techniques, meditation, etc. on pain. When I read your poem, I thought you were referring to physical pain. The photo makes me think you might mean emotional pain, too. In either case, your language is very lyrical and lovely. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Well done.

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  12. Hi Tom, thanks for visiting and commeting.

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  13. I agree-this is beautiful and sensual. And I'm going to try peppermint for my killer sinus headaches too:) Extremely well done, these 33 words!!

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  14. Thank you Valerie. I recommend a Nettie pot, too. Can help reduce the amount and frequency for drugs and their ugly side-effects.

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  15. simply beautiful. i love dabbing peppermint under my nose.

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  16. This is gorgeous! And now I desperately want a massage... :)

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  17. Lovely. I read it completely differently - a writer trying to massage those emotions into the right words, trying to figure out how to make them flow. Maybe I have this on my mind, lately. :) Welcome to Trifecta - hope you stick around!

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    1. Trudging, appreciate where your mind is. It's a gift to hear how another interprets what you write. Thanks for sharing your take.

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  18. This sounds very relaxing. It could almost be a mantra in itself.

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  19. Just a little higher...Now to the left...
    Love this. Thanks for linking up. Please remember to return for the voting!

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  20. great flow and sound- enjoyed it lots

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  21. I use peppermint soap whenever I feel tired and exhausted.. works miracles.

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  22. You've created sensuality by feeding our sensoria even the spiritual ohm.
    Wonder if in that realm their is feeling and sensual connection? Hmmm????
    Gracias

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  23. Ooohh I could use some of that right about now!
    Great rhythm to this piece.

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