I Walked A Mile

Autumn Wallpaper

I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Browning Hamilton called “I Walked A Mile.”  It is only two stanzas but has a lot to say: 

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”

I completely agree with what he said in this poem for I have received many more blessings from Sorrow than ever I did from Pleasure!  Please share your thoughts with me on this poem!

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Resigned Sojourn

Written In Response To:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108 – PROMPT: You can choose any one line out of the seven given here, and use it as the first line for your piece.  Here are the seven lines to choose from:

“For I have known them all already, known them all:

Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons;

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”

Source: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot

“Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;

Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.”

Source:“Dirge Without Music” by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

For I have already known them all

through the risings and the falls

evenings, mornings, afternoons

life’s tragic and comedic cartoons

drowning darkness of the grave

bold courage it takes to be brave

the ugly, the callous, and unrefined

the beautiful, the tender, and kind

a plan for me that was pre-designed

and to this plan…I am finally resigned.

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

 

 

Mirror’s Truth

Written In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #67:  Sky – I am currently fixated on the sky, as if the gathering clouds have a secret to reveal, or as if the slivers of sun are trying to reach me with a personal message of hope.  Is anyone else obsessed with the sky?  Let’s look to the sky this week to find what inspiration we can.

#travelphotography #naturephotography #photography #sunrisep...

Autumn skies imbue

a holiness of its warmth

painting of a soul

through eyes of Master Artist

reflection of our beauty

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

 

Priceless Stillness

Written Response To:

RDP Saturday – Shadows

Word Of The Day Challenge – Fortune

Your Daily Word Prompt – Nightfall – October 12, 2019

Sue Vincent Thursday Photo Prompt:  Stillness #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

deep in the stillness

there, priceless fortune is found

without these riches

soul is lost in poverty

through nightfall’s curse of shadows

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#writephoto