Like the wind, or: Like the earth

Poetry Partners #145

‘Your life is a story like the wind!’, a poem by Wm. “Mark” Parry of ‘works of words’

Your life is a story like the wind,
Like the sky,
Like a river,
Or a ship on the sea.

Harder still to understand;
Let if flow this story, let if flow.
Search the sea’s, search the skies;
Search for the Spirit of the great heart,
The Spirit of the great heart to stand you by.
Only then will it make sense.
Only then will you understand,
Your life is story like the wind!

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

Your end awaits you like the earth.
Even now your lungs breathe minutes,
Even now old cells decay.
This great planet's thrumming heartbeats mirror yours.
Feel your warm body's carnal rhythms,
Feel the flesh, feel the pulse;
Let then drive your story, let then drive.
Comprehension stills the mind.

Like magma turned lava,
Like rushing ash,
Like the crust,
Your end is a story like the earth.

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!


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