Joy by Britta Benson

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I wander

where wi-fi is not

and signal bars fade

into endless horizons.

When no one can reach me

dark blossoms in my soul

dare to start their unfurl.

First tentatively,


a wiggle of reconnaissance,

then bursting into flames

not even the rain can hide

for there is no tomorrow.


I am my own ray of sunlight.

The air smells of honey,


warm, electric,

the power of now.


Britta Benson is a happiness & poetry blogging, circus skills instructing & common butterfly following German, a writer, performer & linguist thriving in Scotland, her chosen habitat since the year 2000. Read more of Britta’s work atBritta’s Blog – Letters from Scotland and Odds & Ends.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Britta’s poetry is that bite of bliss that tastes divine and releases one of every burden and unwanted negativity. To disconnect with one’s surroundings and reconnect within isn’t easy, but it’s a bold step from the path most often taken. When seeking warmth and that feeling of belonging, take a deep breath and set that guarded spirit free.
    Congratulations Britta!

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    1. brittabenson says:

      Thank you so much, Terveen, for your kind words and continued support! Always a pleasure to see my words on MasticadoresIndia.

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  2. Sometimes, we don’t realize, just, how important it us for us to, unplug, to get away from any social networking means, to realize what exactly, we’d, missed out, from spending all our time on the social networking, the, social media.

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    1. brittabenson says:

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting, taurusingemini. And you are so right! We need to unplug sometimes and replace the fear of missing out with the sheer joy of missing out. Real life has a lot more to offer than a tiny screen.


  3. There is only now, for now is where we exist, and it is good, especially with poetry such as this!

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    1. brittabenson says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Peter. Much appreciated. Always.

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  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Britta this is refreshing, we feel cocooned when we can not use our words. I love the way you slowly uncurl and your light is back on. So lovely, Congratulations, Joni

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    1. brittabenson says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Joni. Much appreciated. I love the way you word it: ‘you slowly uncurl’. Beautiful. We should be uncurling and unfurling regularly…

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        I can’t agree more. Have an amazing day Britta. ❤️🦋🤗💕

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