Inspiration is Always Present by Sara Wright

I walk with care
clearing paths
iced over
lead feet
a broken foot
my companion
Listen to
first spring
bird song –
and doves!

 a steel
by frozen
slippery hell –
soar and dip
wild waves –
Soul stay
to body
Be Octopus*
Sensing feeling
her way
the Other –
Keep a keen
eye on shifts
one is coming
from nightmares
I look to
 rushing brook
for inspiration
natural joy
open waters
 flowing stone
sooth muscles
 loosens old bones.

Rigidity will not do!
See the Hemlock
bent so low
She won’t break
My Talisman
As mystic she
 reminds me
Is All.

*There is a moving documentary that I have watched a number of times called: “My Octopus Teacher” about a man who befriends an octopus who in turn becomes attached to him… A naturalist who is thrilled by the wonder of his experience with this animal he remains stuck in the colonized western thought process. “An octopus shouldn’t be this intelligent” he states after saying that 2/3rds of the octopus brain is in its tentacles, only a 1/3 in actual brain – here we see the colonization. Humans are STUCK on brains and measure every other species by brain capacity – refusing to acknowledge that many creatures don’t even have brains and yet they do fantastically intelligent things – if we have brains – brain and body create intelligence as a whole. BODY carries everything intellect does not – inner knowing – intuition – feeling – sensing – experiencing ALL WAYS OF KNOWING THAT COMPLIMENT THE BRAIN IF THERE IS ONE – Materialistic science calls befriending ‘ lower animals’ nonsense – informs me that receiving communication from a tree or dog or fern is just fantasy – when I am using ALL MY DESNES TO DISCERN WHEN OTHERS DO NOT… IF CREATURES HAVE BRAINS IN THEIR SKULLS FINE – IF THEY ARE LIKE THE OCTUPUS THEIR BRAINS ARE IN THEIR TENTACLES. I use my brain and all my senses…This man falls in love with his octopus but doesn’t acknowledge it beyond saying he feels wonder and grief… This film could show us other ways of seeing if we would just allow ourselves to move beyond the stupid brain box we are stuck in

Not all species are interested in technology – humans are – that’s fine – we have created marvels but just because animals choose NOT to doesn’t make them less intelligent… human have brought the earth into crisis – not the rest of nature – does this give us a hint?

BIO: Sara Wright is a naturalist, ethologist (a person who studies animals in their natural habitats) (former) Jungian Pattern Analyst, and a writer. She publishes her work regularly in a number of different venues and is presently living in Maine.

Author: Sara Wright

I am a writer and naturalist who lives in a little log cabin by a brook with my two dogs and a ring necked dove named Lily B. I write a naturalist column for a local paper and also publish essays, poems and prose in a number of other publications.

3 thoughts on “Inspiration is Always Present by Sara Wright”

  1. This post tells such an important truth about not judging non-human beings by human standards. I just finished a fascinating book, An Immense World by Ed Yong, about how animals, birds, and insects sense our world in ways we cannot even imagine but are right for them, how humans miss out on colors we can’t even conceive of because we can’t see ultraviolet light but many non-human beings can, for example. Your post makes me realize how humans occupy just a tiny niche in Nature, and a very young one at that, and to other beings maybe we are the ones who lack sensory awareness and intelligences that they have but we don’t. Thank you for these insights!

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