Random Thoughts in 5-7-5

Random Thoughts

Tell of the journey,
one born of strife where life comes
despite the long drought

Speak of the cycle,
lines in the sand where we stand
we’ll go no further

Listen to the stones
learn the still source of all life
mind clear as clean glass

Warble ’bout atoms
we’re made of stardust and light
each of us precious

Sing of surprises
make objects of dreams, hold tight
so they flower full.

Present words that shine
Hold the water that transforms
splash yourself with hope

Ease your arms open
fly, aim for the stars that fell
they created you

Goad bottom feeders
to branch out, forget their lack
better themselves now

Return to the land
where beige tents ‘neath oak trees dwell
children laugh and play

~ ~ ~

for the Sunday Whirl #242 & #243; the Sunday Whirligig #51 because I love wordles.

Image credit: Unsplash

29 thoughts on “Random Thoughts in 5-7-5

  1. I love the entire poem but these are my favourite stanzas:

    “Sing of surprises
    make objects of dreams, hold tight
    so they flower full.”

    “Present words that shine
    Hold the water that transforms
    splash yourself with hope”

    Gorgeous, Melinda. Hope you have a great day! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This poem is so different from your story-telling.

    I love your style in this poetic structure.

    My favorite lines by you:

    Warble ’bout atoms
    we’re made of stardust and light
    each of us precious

    Yes, you speak truth in which we are made of light and hope for the universe.

    Beautiful. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 🙂 to your point of this being different from my storytelling — actually this is the framework I usually weave a story in between the lines 🙂 I just didn’t have any story in me last night. So I left just the bones for now. I’ll go back and weave the tale in. I always do. Though when I post that tale, you won’t recognize it once the bones are covered up 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. There is no doubt left (not that I really had any to begin with) that your can truly master any genre of writing. This series of senryu are absolutely gorgeous, Melinda. I loved them all, but the emphasized one, left justified was my favourite because he encourages us ALL to listen in silence for life to speak to us. Awesome, my friend 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave smiles or some cheer, drop your comments here

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s