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Poetry that moves us deeply
goes beyond intricate and 
elaborate words with
expressive divergencies
and metaphoric surprises.

Are they not just play things
for the grasping mind?

What touches the soul
transcends the thesaurus
and is quite simple.

We long for connection.
Knowingly or not, we want
to be seen as we truly are; 
a fragmented soul 
yearning to come home

~ Val Boyko

I asked this question today. Why does this poem touch me?

This was the answer that found itself on to paper.

We all want soul connection on our journey back Home.

Namaste

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life ๐Ÿ’›

21 comments on “Why Does this Touch me so?

  1. โค๐Ÿ™

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  2. Yes – beautiful

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  3. There is great ‘feeling’ in sound. Bound with intent is a love most profound…and why something can be said and it touches us so very deeply. A beautiful post Val, and felt for that connection ‘home’, thank you โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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  4. An excellent answer to your question.

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  5. Amen, Val. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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  6. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  7. a fragmented soul
    yearning to come home.
    Yes!

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  8. Val, Just came across a new poem today that touched me deeply, “The Patience of Ordinary Things” by Pat Schneider. Such an interesting perception of things. Love your words about how poetry affects us.

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  9. I love your first three verses:

    Poetry that moves us deeply
    goes beyond intricate and
    elaborate words with
    expressive divergencies
    and metaphoric surprises.

    Are they not just play things
    for the grasping mind?

    What touches the soul
    transcends the thesaurus
    and is quite simple.

    Lovely!

    At that point in your poem, we part ways.

    I need not be seen “as I am” by other fragmented souls in order to be “as I am.” When I go within, I feel a DIRECT connection to the source of all things. I am centered in the well spring where well being resides. There, in that place, “I am that I am.” For me, that is the simple truth which “transcends the thesaurus.”

    Thanks for such a lovely ponder to start my day. Namaste.

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    • Thank you Nancy for your kinds words and adding your reflection. Itโ€™s lovely to have you here ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›

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  10. I so enjoyed your insight on this one, Val. Thanks for touching my soul this morning….

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