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Poetry Challenge - Week Thirty-One

Poetry Challenge 2019 - Week 31 Words

Poetry Challenge 2019 - Week 31 PoemWeek 31 words from @our_sacred_ordinary: endless, perspective, womb, distant and relationship.


shift your perspective

from all your endless tasks

to the present moment

and your relationship

with authenticity


hold out your tongue

and taste the air

open your ears

and hear the earth

turn your distant longing

into a womb

and nurture hope



Here are the words and my poem for the thirty-first week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge.

As I sat down with this week's words to write a poem, I tapped into how I was feeling and what I might want to say / share. As I put pen to paper I started to feel stressed about getting it 'right'. I managed to realise what I was doing and reminded myself to enjoy the process of creating the poem rather than trying to force the result or rush the process. Changing my perspective made writing this poem fun.

If you want to join the 2019 Poetry Challenge, head on over to my Instagram account (@indraniperera) where I post the words for the week on Mondays (mostly) in my story. Write a poem and post it. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtags #2019poetrychallenge and #livepoetsclub. 

If you don't want to write a poem, you can still be part of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Send me five random words and I'll use them in a poem. Either DM me on Instagram with the words or send me an email (indrani at indraniperera dot com).

Happy writing!