In sweet gardens each lily bright and shine,
How they did spring, bud, bloom, wither and die?

oftentimes, the past is just a breath away,
what has named invisible is a floating sonata,
persisting softly on trotting a memory awaiting,
as if we'd live to all Eternity with all becoming.  

Yet there's no words found to describe this majesty,
Vast, positive and illuminating the sky is and you are,
Like quiet melody echos and echoing in distant glitter,
I know that I am thinking of you, Love.  



The Poet’s Journal:

These days, I live at a peaceful and steady pace and my only occupation, which I set for myself as my New Year’s resolution, is only to live my daily life.

Starting last week, I have partnered with Die ( A talented Chinese dancer) working on new dance projects that are about to take shape with new learning experiences and creative experiments. The video below documented the very beginning stage of making a site-dance. It’s not a dance video. Could you guess what we were doing there? πŸ€ͺπŸ˜…πŸŒΈ

Posted by:Annabel

Just a woman who writes her heart out, unapologetically……

27 replies on “Effulgence

  1. Your dance is like a flower budding in the spring, full of life, growing beautiful and welcoming. Thank you for sharing your lovely poetry, dear Annabel, and this fun day filled with creative energy❣️ I’m looking forward to your new dance projects. 🌷🌞

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    1. Thank you for always being so generous in kindness, Phil! Yes, I am still learning to grow and be more openπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°πŸ€ͺ. You got it!

      We were mapping the steps and tried to connect with the spirit of the city/people. It was indeed very fun and we might have been taken as β€˜two crazy girls’ by the runners/hikers passed by. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ₯³

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ So much fun!!! You’re most welcome, Annabel. You are a joy to behold, and your words, too, are warm and welcome. Thank you! πŸ₯³πŸ’•

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  2. Annabel, it is such a treat when you share a video clip. This one is full of energy and cheer! Your vibrant colors and smile light up the screen. I love the behind the scenes and your dance moves!

    This poem may be shorter than most of your poems, but no less impactful. This line stood out to me:

    “oftentimes, the past is just a breath away,”

    It made me think about the fragility of life.
    Beautiful poem, beautiful dancer. πŸ’– πŸ’

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    1. Dear Michele, I’m so happy to read your words after a long long dayπŸ€ͺπŸ’—. Your shed lights on everyone who knows you!

      And yes, that line be my fave,too. Sitting at a Karl Marx seminar with bunch of philosopher boys who talked literally non-stopπŸ˜…, my mind wandered for a moment : β€˜ how did a girl like that came to sit here with them and have the access to do whatever she wishes now? β€˜ (I saw my child self in my mind and surprised by the presentπŸ˜…πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°)…. That was how that specific line was inspiredπŸ˜‚πŸ₯°

      Thank YOU, always, for everything!πŸ₯‚πŸ’—πŸ₯³

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      1. I am honored by your words. ✨ Thank you, Annabel. That is quite an interesting back story! πŸ˜† Thank you for sharing. I loved learning about your inspiration. Life is full of it, isn’t? Sometimes unexpectedly. 😁 YOU are most welcome. πŸ₯°πŸ’

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  3. illuminating poetry in motion… I felt the excitement as the shadow dance was beginning. I love to see you so free and adventurous. if you had wings would soar, yet on that day you chose not to use them, but you still floated. I imagine the transformation into the butterfly you have become. Even the maturity and transition in your writing. I am in awe. Beautiful poetry from a beautiful dancer. I thank the heavens you endured and transitioned.

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    1. It’s always such a delightful gift reading your message, Tony! Oftentimes, words of kindness are all we need to heal and fly. πŸ₯³πŸŽŠ

      It’s a wired feeling sensing myself both grow towards maturity and grow backwards (I was walking on eggshells as a kiddo, but I am now giggling/jumping around as an adult πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…). From a 100-year-old kid to a 5-year-old adult πŸ˜…πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°

      I also thank the heavens for receiving your abundant kindness!! 🌸πŸ₯³

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      1. My Dear Annabel, you are most welcomed… I often think of two directions happening in life… I am getting older in the flesh and younger in the spirit… as a child I was haughty in the spirit, though foolish to think I needed no one…now I am humbled in the spirit connected and ready to rejoice in the maturity that can only come from aged old learning while refreshed and re-invigorated in my soul… You are moving in the right direction…both naturally and spiritually… Your blossoming is beautiful! Continue!

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      2. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and perspective, Tony! πŸ₯‚πŸŽŠHave we all not been there, in a place where we thought we needed no one else?πŸ˜… It’s pitiful the way this world expertly teaches us how to against ourselves. Time to wake up, one day at a time…

        I am honoured to have connected with you! Take good care, my friend! πŸ₯³πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. I’m ✍🏼 to say πŸ‘‹πŸ» and that I miss you, hope you are well & keeping warm this winter! πŸ₯ΆπŸ€— Wishing for you a happy February and an early Spring, dear Annabel 🌞🌷

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Jaya! πŸ’•I’m delighted that you liked this post! Sometimes I write the poet’s Notes when I feel compelled to share some sentiments πŸ€ͺ.

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