Winds churning, or: Wants churning

Poetry Partners #140

‘WOW’, A poem by Devine Success of ‘Elspen Wrytes’

What now?
I can't bow
nor cow
like a fowl
to the winds churning
that would bring turnings
only to be foul.
Await we, without a scowl
not even daring to howl
till we say, how?

A ‘Gogyōka’ by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’


Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
be ambitious for life
live ~ for direct experience 
live ~ for intense insight
the inward journey's not of wants
wants churning distract from the quest

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

List of Poetry Partners

11 thoughts on “Winds churning, or: Wants churning”

  1. delightful pieces, David. oh my, that image, those eyes are gonna haunt me in my dreams tonight. 😆😄

  2. Befuddling and puzzling
    The imagery in both poems
    Still and mysterious
    Quite amusing.

    Love how these forms find a name
    And that the theme of Gogyohka is unrestricted.
    Using it you can write just about anything

    🪶Await we, without a scowl not even daring to howl till we say, how? Wow.🪶

    I’m charmed how in simple honesty of just say “Wow” is revered.

    These distractions 😪

      1. Unlike discerning, she swims in an amazing kettle of fish
        I love how they can pick out just the right foods and then feed themselves. Absolutely disarming characteristics
        But looking at me, ear to ear smiling
        For you. Thank you ❤

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