a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, June 26, 2015

Continuance

Bark to ashes
Fire doesn't end all
This is truth
Black, gray
Feeds the worm

To give to Mother Earth
Ye old mother
To hear her needs
Thou will be blessed
Man, woman and beast

We strain to hear
Awake!
Our bounty is not to spit on
But to reverently hold
In our hands and our heart

For what?

Continuance  

Words Count With Mama Zen At Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.
Sixty words exactly from the list Mama Zen provided.
Whew!  It was fun.

16 comments:

C.C. said...

For what? Continuance. Wow. That sent shivers down my spine. Stunning. Profound. Deep.

Sandra said...

i agree with CC profound is the perfect word. good job, great job in fact. you know i love FIRE so the photos grabs me to...

brudberg said...

We have to be careful with what we have.. I'm sure it can work... with just a little bit less greed.

Country Gal said...

Well done . Powerful indeed ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Karen S. said...

Goodness that is a wide range of words to put any kind of sense to! Bravo, you did it.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Absolutely!

georgeplaceblog said...

"To hear her needs
Thou will be blessed" So nice, Gail.

Hannah said...

We really do need to listen to the earth. This is a strong write, Gail.

Susan Kane said...

How you tie it all together to be meaningful and deep--that's excellent, Gail.

Mama Zen said...

This is really lovely work, Gail. I love what you did with the words.

grapeling said...

this has the feeling of old wisdom - a fine use of the word list ~

Jae Rose said...

What an ending...as strong and sure as the flame it takes to preserve life..

welshstream said...

This is a clever piece .. .love the opening lines and what a stopper of a question at the end. Excellent.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Power speak from the woman who knows her "Mama" oh so well. Refresh and renew dear lady.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Indeed. The cycle continues because it is supposed to.

Susan Anderson said...

I like the word "continuance" here. That last line really packed a wallop.

=)

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