I’m Holding My Breath


I’m holding my breath, lest it melt all your silver,

I’m exhaling slow, lest excitement consume;

I’m slowing my heart, lest its beats quell your music,

I’m stilling my soul, lest its vibrance entomb.


Some moments are meant to be savoured, slow…

25 comments on “I’m Holding My Breath

  1. Ah, so that’s how I feel today! I was trying to find the words, and you nailed it for me.

  2. Eric says:

    Without a doubt one of your best, Emily… It holds me entranced and I keep reading it over and over so I can ponder its many facets… πŸ™‚

  3. lvsrao says:

    Very Nice. Inspiring wording.

  4. RoSy says:

    Savour slowly – enjoy it more!

  5. Beautifully said Melody. With the rushing of modern life we sometimes forget to take time to enjoy the little things.

  6. Melody, I definitely “savored” this lovely post! πŸ˜‰

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • melodylowes says:

      You didn’t turn blue or anything? πŸ˜‰ Don’t hold your breath TOO long, that’s my sage advice…

      • Funny that you should warn me not to hold my breath too long… I don’t use a tripod when I take photos – so I hold my breath thinking it will help me keep still. πŸ˜‰ I might keel over one of these times. πŸ™‚

      • melodylowes says:

        Ha ha ha! I just tried that trick with my gorgeous sunset tonight – I haven’t checked whether I was successful or not!! πŸ˜‰

      • I’m glad the sun was visible in your part of Canada… I’m itching to take another try at a sunset shot. But my cold has kept me housebound, anyways, until today. I’ve got my camera trigger finger ready now! ( and my breath holding – between sneezes!)

      • melodylowes says:

        You really got hit hard! Be careful with yourself…

  7. lylekrahn says:

    You said it well.

  8. Debbie says:

    This was amazing and had me holding my breath too! I loved the bit of blue in the photo! Gorgeous, Melody!

  9. Caddo Veil says:

    WOW-Wonderful–I love this!!!

  10. ladyfi says:

    Beautiful meditation and lovely shot.

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