Oh, the lightness of being

Day 29: The Lightness of Being

To flit from flower to flower
Just like a pretty butterfly
To float like a falling leaf
Languidly on the pillow of breeze
To naively chase the iridescence
Of the dragonflies’ wings
Oh, the lightness of being!

To procrastinate, just because
To laze without a single care
To live in just that moment
To spare no thought for the future
Oh, the lightness of being!

To never run behind the beauty of anything
To smile at strangers without a reason
To laugh unrestrainedly and whole heartedly
To giggle unashamedly and being silly
Oh, the lightness of being!

(Written for OctPoWriMo)

Poetry Form: Sei Shonagon type list

47 thoughts on “Oh, the lightness of being

  1. Fine work indeed. Never encountered the form; might give it a try. I gotta get on top of my meds; figure out which one leaves me feeling lighter than air, like I could just float away. I like the feeling but fear the fall. Salute!

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  2. Oh, the lightness of that!! The joy of shedding life’s burdens, heaviness. My fave lines:
    “Languidly on the pillow of breeze
To naively chase the iridescence”

    Such floaty and light words, perfect for the poem ❤️❤️

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    1. I am delighted you enjoyed those lines! Filled me with exuberance when I wrote those. Yes, if only we could enjoy the lightness of existence without a care in the world! ❤️❤️

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