Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sweat, Tears or the Sea

"The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea."

-Isak Dinesen, author (1885-1962)

Tears are a strong outlet of emotion.   Don't keep them inside.  Invest in some nice handkerchiefs and let yourself have a nice cry.  The salt water will do you good.

Save those tears,
I beg you.
Use them for medicine or a magic spell.

Mother's tears are especially powerful.
They come straight out of your heart.
Tears on her first-born's wedding day.
Tears on her baby's last day of kindergarten.

Wring that hanky out over a hot cup of tea
Drink it as an elixir
Water tomatoes at sunset
Pick out a frilly pink dress for a little girl
Go to book club
Then, write a poem.
It will help you change  
     The beginning
      The middle and
       The End.