Sunday, March 6, 2016

March 6, 2016 Sunday's Whirligig #49/ Life's Journey-- The Sunday Whirl #241/ Amethyst and...Gold Poets United Poetry Pantry

Life's Journey
though it seems you wonder      in the wilderness             hungry and thirsty

take counsel                great changes are at work               come from all directions

north, south                 east and west                                   praise the wind in the willows

the spaces waiting       give thanks to the unknown            welcome the darkness

do not trouble yourself        with the mountains                  the oceans

with the heaviness of life     leave that for others                you are at home in the city

and the country                    you have no enemies               you will be challenged

you will be asked to step higher         dive deeper                run faster

do not be faint of heart        shift directions                          attune yourself

to the deeper feelings           you are being honed                 like the blade of the knife

March 6, 2016

Wilderness, hungry, thirsty, works, darkness, counsel, thanks, enemy, north, city, fainted, praise


The Sunday Whirl #241

Amethyst and...Gold

the hearth                            the center of                              life and home

each of us has but one story to tell     with many chapters     (if we live long enough)

our stories are just a little part of the whole                         the story of humankind

each story will be one of strength and courage                    unexpected twists and turns

loss and sorrow                  woven with happiness and joy   thus the wheel of fortune

all in the spirit of the game   the beginning of each story is ancient       and perhaps one

we are whirling through space      on this little planet           into oblivion and darkness

with the help of spirit            we are defiant                          sparks of rebellion

sometimes we are ground down   but we get up                   and we begin our story again

flags fly                                  red, yellow and blue               amethyst

March 6, 2016

Strength, hearth, story, spirit, darkness, defiant, game, amethyst, oblivion, ancient, sparks, ground  


R.K. Garon said...

Both were excellent reading. Thanks.

brenda w said...

Gorgeous, Annell. The Whirl piece reads beautifully top to bottom and left to right. You have a gift for formatting this way.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

sparks of rebellion
sometimes we are ground down
but we get up and we begin
our story again

Loved these lines the most.
Beautifully penned!

Lots of love,

brudberg said...

Such a wonderful read.. so many good poems nested in each other.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wonderfully wise advice to the traveler........who must be all of these things, especially attuned. It is so true: "you are being honed." I love the pairing of amethyst and gold. And our stories, being small parts of the we fly through space. Wonderful reading this morning, my friend.

Mary said...

During life's journey you definitely cannot be feint of heart. And, yes, each of us does have a story to tell...

Anonymous said...

I felt the first one was written directly to me and the second was an important note at the end of it. Thank you,


James Toma said...

somehow I could see myself in your first poem. kind of unsettling. hehe. good write.

C.C. said...

I like the first line in the first a play on words....when one expects 'wander' in the wilderness and finds 'wonder' instead. It's a lovely turn :-)

Sumana Roy said...

"you are being honed" a gift of life...and love this one "sometimes we are ground down but we get up / and we begin our story again"...could so relate...

Jae Rose said...

I love those flags you leave us with - remind me of tibetan prayer flags and learning to accept ourselves and the world we live in

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