I used to hang with loose
thumbs from the edge
of your moon
I understand the wild
swing of ocean
~in salty waters~
I was saved
Now I’m a Nefelibata
I think I’ll stay
and drink up dreams
in dazzling day.
A creative person who lives in the clouds of her own imagination or dreams.
Written for dVerse, where Sarah hosts and asks us to write ekphrastic poems inspired by the art of Fay Collins, who tragically passed from cancer this year.
53 thoughts on “Nefelibata ”
What a wonderful, wonderful start yo your lovely poem, that settles the reader immediately. A lovely little read.
Thanks so much, Ain! 💖
Nefelibata – a new word for me. Love your use of it! I think I am a fellow nefelibatarian! 😀
It’s in the job description of a poet! 🥂 Thanks, Carol!
Tricia, this reached out and lifted me — I needed that in these recent days! So lovely… 🙂 ..and you lead me to a new and wonderful word. I relate so to Nefelibata… very cool! 👍🏼
So glad it lifted you up, that was my hope! I’ve always loved the word Nefelibata, it evokes such mystery! Thanks, Rob! 💓
“stay and drink up dreams”: as Nefelibata do, “in a dazzling day” — Creatives are just that thirsty and ambitious. Love your whimsical style, Tricia. 🌙❤️
Thanks, Dora! The painting spoke to my whimsical side, for sure, appreciate your comment! 💝
Where did you ever find such a marvelous word? Wherever you found it, you’ve more than done it justice with this wonderful, luminous poem.
Thanks, Fireblossom! I heard it long ago and felt an instant connection! So glad you enjoyed the poem! 💝
Keep your head in the clouds, life down below is not all it’s cracked up to be! Well done!
True, thanks Dwight! ☁⛅☁
You are welcome!
Learn a new word, love the poem’s wild ways. Wonderful, Tricia.
Thanks, K, glad you enjoyed! 💞
What a great new word! I love this evocation of creativity – with echoes of the water cycle for me – and some great imagery.
Thanks, Sarah! The painting really inspired it, I appreciate you hosting! 💓
A Nefelibata sounds like my kind of person! I love how you conjured up that sense of walking on clouds 🙂
The painting helped me with that! Thanks, Ingrid! 💖
That is a wonderful opening to this exquisite poem
Thanks! I wrote the first part as a Twitter poem a few weeks back and decided to add to it once I was inspired by the painting! 💞
This is really lovely!!!
Thank you! Wanted an uplifting vibe after the first part (which was its own Twitter poem from a few weeks back).
Then I’m Nefelibata too. hehe. Thanks for the lovely poem. Drink up dreams. Yes. love.
Thanks Selma! 🥂
This is sheer poetic brilliance! 😀 I so love the term “Nefelibata,” and resonate strongly with the idea of being saved. 💝💝
Thanks, Sanaa, our thoughts can sink or save, imagination is so powerful! 💖
In dreams are inspiration.
Always! Thanks, Kem! 💓
I loved this – and I learned a new word!
Thrilled you enjoyed it, Phillip! 💞
That opening image is tremendous!
Thanks, Jane! I like the opening as it’s own poem as well! 💓
I could stand alone 🙂
Yes, I had it on twitter alone, and then decided to add to it! 💓
It was worth it 🙂
I’m glad you thought so! ❣
This is wonderful, wild and free like the painting.(K)
Thanks, Kerfe! The painting has a great vibe! 💞
Excellent… love the word Nefelibata … and wish I had a little bit of that inside.
Thanks, Bjorn! I think most writers can escape into clouds, maybe I need grounded more often! 😆
I doubt you are one of those Tricia, little time to indulge, but we need to dream … lovely!
Thanks Kate! I enjoy my time in the clouds but occasionally I vacuum! 😂
lol might fool others, good for you!
it’s been a while since i’ve this beautiful word, Tricia, and how you interpreted this and the painting so well.
Thanks so much, the painting just brought the word back to my mind! 💓
Thank you! 💕💕💕
You’re indeed a Nefelibata. A lovely poem with a lovely word!!
Thank you! 💓☁️💓