Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse ~ 23 October 2016

Happy Sunday! Can I just say that I LOVE this week’s Shi Sai?! Well, I do! It perfectly sums up the week that was in the wake of this month’s Super Hunter’s / Blood Moon. It’s energy can be summed up nicely by this Rumi quote:

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

As different as the posts were this week, when I lifted a line from each, the message became undeniable clear to me. My subconscious found her voice, prodding me to embrace those things that feed my soul!

In truth, I have been moving along this path for a while, but this week’s full moon energy just put a stamp on it. Signed, sealed…it’s time to deliver. And I have never been more ready. 😊

Have a wonderful week!

Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse ~ 23 October 2016

“Oh! I’m sorry! Too much? Not enough?”
two restless souls stared at the ceiling
fast asleep
moon-blushed crimson, rooting deep,
shape-shifting shadows
it was a grim sight.
she was beginning to realize, and didn’t mind admitting to herself, that she wanted more
why simply frolick?
sometimes tradition is meant to be broken
listen to the beautiful, deep.


The Shi Sai, (formerly known as a ReVerse) is a new form I came up with during Poetry Month in April 2016. I’ve actually been writing shu sai for years but was inspired to give it a proper name. It is a poem created by taking one line of verse from several poems of an author’s own collection. The shi sai is done as a review of a series or collection of poems and therefore, each line should flow in chronological order of the dates the poems were written (from oldest to new). The lines chosen should be the author’s favorite from each poem. This form works best if the author resists the temptation to read the full new poem before all the verses have been added. (It helps one to resist the impulse to change a line to make it “fit”.

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