Solvitur Ambulando

( it is solved by walking)

I feel tense, a conundrum I face

I am stuck between a rock and a hard place

I sit in silence, rack my brain for ideas new

The stillness is soporific, all I seem to do

Is to fight drowsiness, my thoughts are unclear

I would never get out of my predicament, I fear


I try to jot down known and unknown variables

Try to formulate an equation algebraic that would enable

Me to solve the problem in a manner mathematic

I hope that solution would be the most pragmatic..

When that does not work, a story I try to conjure

To create a novel solution out of parables heard before

Then I try to solve the issue in a graphical format

But keeping track of my thoughts isn’t something I’m good at

The ennui of sitting in one place is overwhelming me

And no coherent solution to my quagmire I can see


Thoroughly fed up, I decide to get up and go

For a short walk, to raise my spirits running low

The weather is perfect, crisp is the fall air

I walk briskly, and before I am fully aware

Pieces of the puzzle start falling into place

Each element of my problem seems to find space

Synchronous with my footsteps, in the recesses of my mind

Before the mile is over, my eureka moment I find

The solution to my problem is breathtaking in its simplicity

I wonder why I could not reach this conclusion previously


Solvitur ambulando- the phrase worked perfectly for me

Seated in deep thought, no solution I could see

But walking flexed my muscles of thinking

Just as it exercised, more directly, my hamstrings

Now whenever I find myself in a rut stuck

I get up and take a walk- often my luck

Then bestows on my brain a solution workable

Walking outdoors for me better problem-solving thus enables

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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