Thursday, January 18, 2007

Broken in peace


The day was not long
but enough to disrupt
all thoughts of reasoning,
the will to stay strong

the moment was black
lost from the grasp
serenity slipping
with no turning back

life is a short lease
taken at will
so savour each moment
or be broken in peace

10 comments:

Saaleha said...

Nice one!

Atyllah said...

Beautiful, poignant and appropriate, Minx. Thanks for posting that.
LAL xx

Jefferson Davis said...

I love it, Minx. It conveys the feeling of urgency, to do what we can, while the day is young. But, that's just my take on it. Thank you for the lovely poem, Minx. :)

Susan Abraham said...

Each moment is a mystery.
One can only wait & live.
Thank you, Minx.:-)

Susan Abraham said...

I thought of another definition.

Each moment is a mystery.
One can only wait to see.

Yes, I like this much better.
Thank you, Minx:-)
Did I say that just now?
Well, never mind.
But did I say that too, somewhere thereabouts?
Well, I'll settle for a hug then.

Cailleach said...

Nice work Minx- I love that picture too.

Verilion said...

I got distracted by your birthday yesterday. What a great present to come out with this. This is great. I will read it again properly later, but wow, really got into me and I can hear a voice and rhythm. Fantastic.

Roberta said...

The picture with this is a bit dark and opressive. Scary, actually, but it makes me think.

The day was not long
but enough to disrupt
all thoughts of reasoning
the will to stay strong.

This is a very thoughtfully written piece on peace.

You amaze me.

Minx said...

This comes from a poem file called 'Grumpy Bitch'(which sits alongside 'Writings of the Miserable Cow'). I must have written it when me peace was threatened.
Writing poems is often an emotional rescue, a way to clean the pipes out. Funny, I don't do dancin' daffodils very often!

Shameless said...

Leave the dancing daffodils if it means we get this, Minx. I loved it. Very appropriate too!