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Words

Completing Imelda’s Challenge Poem, Words, I learned a new form and found great enjoyment working with this gifted poet.   Her words are in bold:

Words, once set free, blend in the wind
breathing a timeless existence;
Some grow wings to fly to heaven
They ask gifts for the gentle tongue

Breathing a timeless existence,
words illuminate our soul
Memories do falter in time
consequences of words live on.

Some grow wings to fly to heaven
dropping soft prayers upon the clouds
seeds of rain to cleanse the dry land
a renaissance to flood the hearts

They ask gifts for the gentle tongue
to sing in languages unknown
filling lungs with placid breezes
fertile verses settling soft

© Lyman / Santore

Collaboration for Jilly’s September Challenge of Casting Bricks.

Please join us!  We start anew on the first Friday of each month with our collaborative challenge.  There is a permalink on my sidebar.  ~Jilly

 

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A wild soul writing poetry.

18 thoughts on “Words

  1. “dropping soft prayers upon the clouds / seeds of rain to cleanse the dry land” What a beautiful image! And this one as well: “filling lungs with placid breezes / fertile verses settling soft” Having spent portions of my childhood in farmland, these are wonderfully evocative. You matched the initial voice and tone very well.

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    1. Thanks! The form actually calls for the repeating of each line from the first stanza and Imelda set it up beautifully. If it took you to the marsh lands, then you were not alone; that’s where I was in my head as I wrote.

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