The courage, or: The patience

A ‘Waltz Wave’

life
offers
por-
tals, though
most lead us
nowhere;
we
must have
not merely
bravery 'nough
to go through
but the
will,
indeed-
deep patience,
to keep
try-
ing new
ones

‘What do you see’ Prompt #164

The ‘waltz wave’ poem above was written for Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt.

Sadje offers us this photo (to the right) taken by Whoisbenjamin (Unsplash) of ‘Durdle Door’ (sometimes written Durdle Dor), a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England, as seen from the shore.

Writers are to use this photograph as inspiration to produce art.

Dorset-born Arthur Moule wrote these lines about Durdle Door for his 1879 book of poetry Songs of heaven and home, written in a foreign land:

Shall the tide thus ebb and flow for ever?
and for evermore
Rave the wave and glance the ripple through the
rocks at Durdle Door?

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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