"Coming together is a beginning,The introduction of this weeks poetry blog is one that I was introduced by a fellow poet and former official of Jingle Poetry, none other then Leo.
staying together is progress,
and working together is success."
Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt love. ~ William Shakespeare
DayDreamertoo , also going by the name of Soul Speak.
About The Poet/Blogger
I’ve kept an online journal for the past 11 years but, decided it was time I joined the blogging world. I’m a lover, a writer, a poet, a computer tech and gadget freak.
At 17…. I voluntarily enlisted in the Women’s Royal Army Corps (W.R.A.C.) I’ve driven a red, Double decker bus and worked for the Police Force.
10 years ago I moved across the Atlantic to be with my partner. She passed away in October 2005 and now I raise my late life-partners child. It’s not at all easy, being a single parent.
I am spiritual but, do not follow any organised religion.
I searched daydreamertoo/SoulSpeaks blog, but it was one particular entry and this is one of her personal favorites, its where she grew her strength from. Sometimes in life we go through obsticales we try to get through them, trying hard to just push through those events when life blows us over. I gather that she is a really spiritual person.
In her words what this poem means to her.
I wrote this piece of prose many, many years ago. It seems to sum me up in just those few lines. When I feel that I’ve reached my lowest point, I seem to find the strength from somewhere deep within to pull myself back up and reach, once more.
The phoenix has risen from the ashes!With the sun on my backAnd the wind in my hairWhere no-one can catch meExcept those who’d dareTo come fly with meGlide along at my sideFlying foreverWhat a glorious Ride!
© Daydreamer Too
Click on the underlined Title for the full poem.
but a harbour can be a prison, too.
Although safe and sound
can lead to living fantasy
and harsh realities not willing to be met
still radiate ‘neath truth’s unrelenting gaze.
When we think we’ve had enough and can’t go any further, we really, can. You just have to believe!
I went to do some research on what the phoenix meant (mythology)
The Phoenix's ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal, though in some stories the new Phoenix is merely the offspring of the older one. In very few stories they are able to change into people.
It symbolises what daydreamertoo experience in her life, the phoenix symbolises her faith, strength also being courageous.
Its also tells us about her chosen names for her Blog, SoulSpeak & Daydreamertoo.
I find it quite interesting, I am sure many of you have went and read some of her poetry. I will just take short excerpts on the poems that is really deep and soulful.
Journey To Now
In the wake of the wind
I watch the past receding.
A gentle breeze catching my thoughts
with salted-sweet embrace.
Being recommended by her work was a great honour to do some soul searching of myself, and to also rise above the ashes. If you need an escape to a place combind such amazing faith and strength from her through her words she reaches within your soul. That is the amazing part of being a writer sometimes you don't know how your words get perceived, but it does because someone can pull from your experiences. she's a single mother raising her daughter and yet she has this strong armour no matter what our religion or our faith is..
'You may say I'm a Dreamer, but I'm not the only one' ~ John Lennon
I am Chimnese and I am wishing you all a great week ahead, I will leave you with one last message. never give up your dreams nor give up on love because as Daydreamers's opening quote says: Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt love.