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The Touch of Spirit on the Body

The Touch of Spirit on the Body


There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of
spirit on the body.

begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling!

At night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its
face against mine.

Breathe into me.

Close the language-door and
open the love window.
The moon
won’t use the door, only the window.


My Take

Extremely powerful poem, wouldn’t you agree? I was thinking of making this into a short 2 minute film using music, beautiful pictures, and voice over, reading each word to sound, similar in a way to the story you read yesterday about the horse Gray. If you like this idea, would you please tell me? Just leave a one word comment in leave a reply below? Either use the word “Yes” or “No” in the box below. OK? It would help me understand the direction you would like to see this blog go in.

I want to know so that I can start the short video. I want a blog that is responsive to my readers. It will take me about 2 days to make. If you say “Yes” below in comments, I will have it ready for you this Monday.

Thank you very much for helping,

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Reader’s Choice

Our lovable reader, Julie B., recommends the movie Buck. A Sundance Film Festival Winner.

“Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.”

Buck is a 2011 American documentary film directed by Cindy Meehl. The film focuses on the life, career, and philosophy of the real-life “horse whisperer” a richly textured and visually stunning film.

Buck explores the life of Buck Brannaman from his childhood living with an abusive father to his successful approach to handling and training horses. Brannaman worked on the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer as the lead equine consultant. He teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

The documentary follows Brannaman to several stops on his normal, 40-week-per-year circuit of ranches where he gives clinics on “natural horsemanship”. He spends most of the year on the road, apart from his wife and daughters. Along the way, we learn about his childhood including his celebrity as a child performer of rope tricks, the physical abuse that he and his brother endured at the hands of their father, how a football coach helped to free him from his father after seeing welts on Buck’s back and legs, and life with the Shirleys, his foster parents.


  1. Yes

  2. OK, thanks you guys, you are fantastic. I will starting making the short video tonight. Hey Michael, I am also working on your audio pieces. Thank you so much for including me!

  3. would love to hear a little clip of IZ Kamakwiwi’ole with the images….
    i also have two poems to send you = one is ‘Only a Horse” and the other is “the man from snowy river” poem that inspired the film.

    you make this morning special!

  4. YES!! 🙂

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