In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Hiatus

Your Daily Word Prompt – Journey – December 28, 2019

Sue Vincent Thursday Photo Prompt – Offering #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

The Offering: painting and photo © Sue Vincent at scvincent.com

Silently in a momentary hiatus

from this past year’s journey

I reflect on blessings received

and give offerings of gratitude

with hopeful expectations

of the good that will come

in the Grace filled New Year!

~ * ~



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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The Antiquity Of Evil And Good

dVerse Tuesday Poetics – Opposites Attract, Or Do They?

We should have many different takes on this prompt. It’s wide open — as long as you somehow employ antithesis or something/s that is/are opposite.

The Antiquity Of Evil And Good

The antiquity of evil
is as new and fresh today
as it was back then…
then before time began

As it is with good
from days of Ancient
seeking darkness to shine
its light upon…

The strife and peace
within the soul warring
against each other for the
conquest to become monarch

As the other becomes a
captive slave awaiting an
opportunity to arise to
to duel again and…

The insanity of this
lifelong conflict becomes
the sane everyone accepts
as the normal until…

The soul collapses in defeat
of warring with itself and
resistance weakness births
surrender into strength by
the power of the true and only
Sovereign Good.

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