Underair Creatures

Happy New Years to you all from the….
Underair Creatures

We are underair creatures.
We float and sway to currents
you can’t see,
but you see how we grab them
to spin and bob and effortlessly fly.

You are bottom creatures
heavy and will not know our joy;
you are also underair, but feed on the bottom
move ungracefully, stay very stationary
for long periods of time.

Look up and see what we show you!
On what is invisible to your eyes,
we cavort and fly.
We twist and hover, drift and soar
We too love the air but on what you breathe
to keep you alive
light and freewheeling, we were born to ride.

Karima Hoisan
December 25, 2022
Costa Rica

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18 Responses to Underair Creatures

  1. daleinnis says:

    This gave me a big smile. 🙂 I love the idea of the “underair” and its gracefully, what?, air-swimming creatures. You put a fresh perspective on everything! Your words show us how their motions show us the ubiquitous air, which we can’t see directly. Merry Christmas to them, and to you too!

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    • Ohhhh thank you Dale, the little underair creatures thank you too:) They just are so compelling..I’m at my desk, all of a sudden 2 are flying in tornado pattern. I just felt a breeze come in but they showed me it was a whirlwind…I’m learning new things, by observing them..They are adorable as they fly to other rooms, visiting..That light helium spirit is contagious:)

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  2. swadharma9 says:

    oh heavens & mercy me! i speak that language too! 🤗🎈🎊🎈🤗 what a fantastic post, says it all so very well & brings the underair creatures alive indeed! thanks for the wonderful energy!🙏🏼❤️😘🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

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  3. Grace says:

    Aww dear Karima, I love this piece of yours!!! So original and so masterfully done. That last line 🔥🔥🔥…it tied the whole piece together so memorably. I always feel like your words take the reader on an adventure through pieces of your glorious heart and mind, I am so grateful for that!!! Your perspectives are one of a kind in the most beautiful/touching way. Keep on shining, dear dear friend 🤍🤗🤍🤗

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    • Huggs Grace..what special comment…I had hoped you would enjoy this as you too have that open ‘freewheeling” spirit that they possess 🙂 The fact that you go on my “adventure” so easily and willingly, shows me you have those similar qualities…You see the world in unique and new ways that I find so fresh and appealing. Thank you for these gorgeous words on my perspectives…wow..you made me so happy:) You too my beautiful Grace, keep shining your light for us all to see and reflect in..❤️🤗❤️

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      • Grace says:

        Awww 🤗🤗🤗🤗. I absolutely love going on your adventures, more than I can say! Thank you for seeing me 😊, you are the best dear friend 🤍🤍


  4. isteb22 says:

    That was beautiful both visually and the poem thank you that gave me joy today more than I already had happy holidays

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  5. Why thank you so much…I like to think my post could add on to your joy today.. Happy Holidays to you too 🙂


  6. Jaya Avendel says:

    Loving the title of this piece and the sweeping imagery each line builds upon! ❤

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  7. marcdbaker says:

    Karima, I love your poem..but I do not know why. Are you a Costa Rican biker chick ?
    Everybody likes a good ride once in a while anyway. And who are the underwear creatures anyway ? How old are you Karima ? Ball park it. I am guessing 62 going on 23 ??? I am just a little curious. Maybe more than a little. I am alot older than you. I am 68 but looking forward to 69 happy and content. If there are he-lium fish…are there she-lium fish too ?

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  8. marcdbaker says:

    I knew it ! You are 22 and going on 23 ! Those were the days my friend.
    I know you must be careful down there in Costa Rica because some people travel there to drink something called “RUM”. Be cautious Karima !
    Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, you can get all your liquor down in
    Costa Ricker……….. Ain’t no body’s business but my own !
    Let me guess… you prefer “Don Pedro” Rum. Sending you good thoughts !
    Happy New Year to you also Karima. Don’t worry, be happy ! … marc


  9. KK says:

    A beautiful perspective that only you can give, Karima! Loved the underair creatures brought out by you. We were born to ride..says a lot. The video is awesome. Happy holidays, Karima 😊🤗💐💖🙏

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