The days of our lives…
Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “Wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:
The Living Story
Grey crows circling
red hearts escaping
midst cracked ochre clays.
Quilts of withered grain lie
like splintered bones
prostrate, impugning heaven
(in solemn tones).
Like open tomes
from collapsed wombs,
crawl we do,
outside our waiting tombs.
At least you are still crawling and not interred. Our days are numbered, but it is best not to count them.
I agree. Eggcellent comment.
There is a Gothic kind of chill in this fascinating piece of writing.
We seem to be on the same wavelength with this wordle set, but you have made much more poetic use of them.
Crawl we do, but sometimes we dance neath the moon, too. 🙂 I like the gothic feel of your piece.
Life certainly isn’t easy..as long as we can crawl we can move away from those blasted crows…catch us though they may..only when we are ready
Randy – excellently done !
interesting – I think this is the first one I’ve seen that rhymes! not sure I could have done that, nice work.
“Quilts of withered grain” is such a stunning image! If only I were an artist—or a quilter—I would present one of those quilts (or a hundred dozen of them) to a shivering world!
Whirling with Marge
Haven’t seen a post from you in some time, Randy, although I appreciate you stopping by my blog recently. Just hoping all’s well with you and yours and that it’s just because you’re busy.
Thanks for asking after me. I am fine. Thanks, Just busy and taking a breather. Selling a business and getting ready to do my due diligence about buying another one. Life is good. Sounds like you had a great summer!!!! Randy
So far, so good, Randy, and it’s not over yet. Blessings on the buying and selling and taking a breather. 🙂 Glad that’s all it is (not that those aren’t enough.)
Looking forward to reading along with you on your upcoming travels.
Not sure how many more will be upcoming but I still haven’t done posts on the ride Bill and Chris did on the Katy Trail.