Lift, Lift, Lift

First, there is a bottom

“Where is it, toes?”

Reach for it,
Reach for it.

“Beneath you.”
Feel for it, low, low, low.
Go deep.

Going deeper, feeling for
the spaces within the spaces,
“Where is the root of this
space?”

She says she doesn’t know where it
is, but she’s found “Planet 9
on the
news.

The news that people miss.
When news is
speculative, uncertain, eager
More interest, please,
but it doesn’t get enough ~ not enough hype.

(It’s actually too unusual to be too newsworthy.)

Meanwhile, some telescope gropes in the night
for physical proof of our maths.

“Ok, what are we lifting?”

Our own personal sky.
That cross we bear.

It doesn’t exist anymore, so we are lifting it
off the planet.

Roots anchor so far down beneath her
toes. The roots of the roots of the roots
told her so.

Expansive, grounded, open and free.
is how WE are meant to be.

24 thoughts on “Lift, Lift, Lift

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    I love this Ka!! “The roots of the roots of the roots told her so. Expansive, grounded open and free. Yes! 🙂

      1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

        No, didn’t know that about Pluto. So weird that debate. It’s the same as it has always been no matter what we call it. I love some of the pictures coming in from some of the searching satellites.

        Mary

      1. Paraphrase: “The naming of planets is a difficult matter. It isn’t just one of your holiday games. You may think at first, I’m as mad as a hatter, when I tell you a planet must have three different names: First of all there’s the name that the family (earthlings) use daily, such as, Planet 9 which sounds so fine. It’s a very sensible every day name. There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter, though some call it old school, to think Pluto is cool. But it is told that a planet needs a name that is particular, a name that is peculiar and more dignified, else how can it keep up an orbit so eliptical, or rotate on axis and cherish it’s pride? This above and beyond is a name that’s left over, And that is the name that you never will guess;
        The name that no human research can discover—
        But THE PLANET ITSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
        When you notice a planet in retrograde action,
        The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
        Its mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
        Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of its name:
        Its ineffable effable Effanineffable
        Deep and inscrutable singular Name.”

        Couldn’t help myself here 😀

    1. Thanks, Kim. I am in love with the universal embrace. ❤ Theorizing that "Planet 9" or the "10nth planet" exists goes way back… Wow. It's brilliant to look into what's been brushed under the rug as aberrant, or whimsical, even flippant, and see that we've got a lot to learn about what is what, and -oh- naming! I love this endless journey! I was just listening to a theory about 'why' our planet's unique plate tectonics exist while I was at the gym last night: blew my mind, which in turn, motivated my body (Gently tempered, I promise). Much Love to you, always, Ka Peace and beyond.

  2. Beautiful poem, Ka. It caught me from the very beginning, with the “where is it toes?” It sounded in my mind like one of those questions the cheerleaders ask before launching into their answer. I didn’t know about this Planet 9, but it’s very exciting to think about. Didn’t we used to call this Planet X? Until Pluto got demoted? Poor Pluto… ha!

    Yes to expansive andgrounded. Yes to open and free. Letting our personal sky dissolve into so many twinkling points of light…

    Peace!
    Michael

    1. Good Morning, Michael!

      Thank you very much for your kind words. I can definitely see the ‘cheer-leading,’ now that you mentioned it. It came to me as sort of a ‘call and response.’ I suppose cheer-leading is like that. 🙂

      I believe we collectively may have referred to “Planet 9” once as “Planet X.” It gets hairy because there are other planetary bodies that are speculated about – not just in the scientific – astronomical community, and you know how mass-discussions go, they can get very confusing as to who is saying what about what.

      What I love is the constant dialogue among intriguing theories. Sometimes I more or less tune into that. To me, “Planet 9,” however it is referred to, is special, because we have good chances of re-writing our current understanding on a large scale. I think that searching for “Planet 9” will give us answers about things we didn’t know we were looking for – kind of like when I found that universal key for the special access bathrooms in the UK when I was really looking for a Basketball court feature, thanks to you 😀

      YES! to Yes 🙂
      Peace and Love to you my soul brother,
      Ka

  3. What a perfectly wonderful post, Ka! I was lifting, and reaching, and going deeper as I read. I found this so wonderfully magical, and mystical.

    I’d not known that Pluto had lost its old school name. Though Planet 9 is very sci fi-ish – “Planet 9 from Outer Space.”

    It’s all SO exciting!

    *happy dancing* with Hugs!
    Fim

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