Grow Joy


Take a tiny seed

a memory

~ dried up and dormant ~

of something

that brought joy


re-enact the scene

re-engage the feelings

the sights, the smells

the fullness of being


a walk in the woods

a visit with a friend

a song long forgotten

your own secret recipe


practise it faithfully

though joy may feel far off

practise it faithfully

a few minutes a day


be there, be in it

let your body remember

let your heart recall

how good it feels to connect

how good it feels to create


grow some joy

from a simple act

~ even for a moment ~

place a kiss

on your hurts

and delight

in your soul


By Carys Owen

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