Monday, March 7, 2022

after the strong southwest wind

 

when your eyelids shut


do you recall white-pink sands 

or the rage behind mud-graffitied walls 


do you see the bluest skim of lake

or spiralling darkness of missed turns of road signs 


weep

but open your eyes 

the light 

inside you

is never spent



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille hosted by Bjorn Rudberg.  This is a 44 word post with the chosen word - EYE.  Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.  Thanks for your visit and comments.


35 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Grace. Never spent .. sigh.

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  2. I love the fact that you have that light inside... and there are many reasons to weep, but finding that light is what we all need.

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  3. I love those lines 'the light inside you is never spent'❤

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  4. do you see the bluest skim of lake

    or spiralling darkness of missed turns of road signs

    .... what positively stunning images .... just a lovely sequence of lines and thoughts in this poem, with such a bold ending ... I do so love the atmospheric way you weave words Grace

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  5. Stunning, yes...definitely...but also in form, really nice way..but stunning in tone...I hear the voice..

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  6. That's a beautiful thought to end on, Grace.

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  7. This poem touched my soul today. I especially love your last stanza.
    weep

    but open your eyes

    the light

    inside you

    is never spent

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  8. May that light never die. This (in my opinion) is one of your best.

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  9. Such an inspiration. Your quadrille is truly wonderful.

    Much love

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  10. BLAMMO good stuff, Grace; I esp appreciate your positive close.

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  11. This was very good stuff, we always need the light.

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  12. Just beautiful, Grace. The two answers to each question....and then the affirmation, "never spent." Loved this one.

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  13. Very good Grace... our light is alway there if we look for it!

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  14. Thank you for the uplifting message that the light still resides within.

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  15. I love the evocative images. The "eyelids shut" makes me think of sleep, or dreaming, or even death. And how the way we see things affects everything.


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  16. "the light
    inside you
    is never spent."

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  17. Feels like faith, this one. Uplifting and reassuring that even when blind and lost there will be light. Thanks for sharing this, Grace.

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  18. Oh, this is beautiful, Grace! We must remember that light is never spent.

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  19. almost left me in tears. thank you for this blessed piece, Grace.

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  20. Wonderful write Grace! Please read my DARK post — “Last Dance” …have .I finally lost it?

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  21. How beautiful and true. Light inside you is never spent.

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  22. That last stanza really resonates.

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  23. "the light

    inside you

    is never spent"

    Indeed! Beautiful poem :)

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  24. "the light

    inside you

    is never spent"

    Indeed.

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  25. Grace, this is so lovely... the light inside you shines brightly. ❤️

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  26. Those last 3 lines are so uplifting, Grace!

    -David [ben Alexander]

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  27. Especially love the ending of this.

    Pat

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