Yutori: A State of Ease and Spaciousness, poem by Debra Black at Spillwords.com
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Yutori: A State of Ease and Spaciousness


A State of Ease and Spaciousness

written by: Debra Black



this state of wonder,
this ease and spaciousness,
letting go,
blurring lines, time, dimensions,
merging form with nonform,
melting boundaries and borders.

this easeful spaciousness
where all is possible
nothing written or defined,
intuitive, free,
coming and going,
melting into the oneness of all and nothing,
the fullness and the emptiness.

each moment, sacrosanct, wondrous,
breathing into the nowness of now.

between the sea and the sky.
there is just this – this space.
you, me, awash in the moment.
then gone.

a single cloud in the sky
born and reborn.

Debra Black

Debra Black

Debra Black is an award-winning former reporter and feature writer with the Toronto Star. Her most recent poetry has been published by Spillwords, Word City Literary Journal and Queen's Mob Teahouse. In collaboration with a Toronto visual artist, she published in 2021 A Call and Response: Words and Images, which was inspired by the pandemic. She is currently working on a retrospective book of poetry - entitled Love, Lust, Existence and other Ephemeral Things - which she hopes will be published this fall and will be available on Amazon.
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