Flint, or: Fire

An acrostic poem

Though it threw me into tumult,
Regardless of confident pen,
Order and discipline won, as
Upwards I stared, focused, counting
Breaths in centered meditation,
Listening to the muse's voice,
Enthusiasm whetting each word.

W3 poetry prompt

For today’s W3 poetry prompt, Punam encourages us to write acrostic poems on any one of the following words:

  1. Discipline;
  2. Enthusiasm;
  3. Meditation;
  4. Tumult;
  5. Trouble

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!

61 thoughts on “Flint, or: Fire”

  1. Sitting in stillness is often the right step on the right path. As “we” are constantly looking to be stimulated. Sitting in stillness allowes us to observe every thought that cause emotions and reactions – if “we” allow us to do so. What effects it can have on our frontal lobe and cortex is amazing 🙏

      1. Really liked what you wrote – so i should thank you. I love to hear from people that’s on the same “journey”. It’s amazing what we find – but was always in our inner consciousness. And what effect it has on his the external is perceived ♥️🙏

        Much love – Espen

          1. Thanks so much, Espen, you too❣️

            BTW, please feel free to call me “David” because that is my first name.

            The word “ben” simply means “son of” in Hebrew, and my father’s name was “Alexander”… I created my blog in his memory, you see.

            I know it’s super confusing because “Ben” is a very popular name in English ~ I’m sorry about the confusion!

            Take good care,

  2. Thanks a lot, David ♥️

    Alright i see. I will call you by your “right”name from now on.

    That’s beautiful, my frienf.
    I understand and that’s a very good and valid reason. So sorry to hear about your father though ✨🙏🥺
    That is very noble, honorable and loving gift to do.
    May his soul rest in peace – and spirit and energy live on ✨

    Sorry, if you feel it’s weird of me saying that. But it truly is heartfelt 🙏

    Nothing to apologize for. A very valid reason that you opened up to.
    I understand you perfectly.

    And i opened this for this for almost for the same thing as you. But also one reason. I’m actually not too happy about social medis, but this seems alright.

    Sorry for the long reply.

    You too. Take good care – Espen

    1. Thanks for being so understanding, Espen. I always feel awkward correcting people because their “mistake” is totally caused by my confusing user name!

      1. Thanks to you as well, David.
        I know maybe I can step over the line with some words i write – so thank you for letting me.
        Happy to have found your page.
        And for the conversation.

        Not confusing my friend – that was cleared up pretty fast

        1. BTW, I’m also not so into “social media” ~ I’ve found a lot of others who feel the same way blogging here on WordPress who specifically feel that blogging is not the same as social media!

          1. Oh alright. Yes i think it such a distraction from reality. I work with youths, and i see what effects it has on most of them – mostly negative, unfortunately.

          2. I actually think about this a lot because I have an 8-yr-old, and I wonder about how to find a balance once she taps into social media in the not-distant-enough future!

          3. Yes its difficult finding the perfect balance. I had to go through that with a lot of youths and my previous girlfriend’s son. And social media i actually don’t think a lot you people should even have access to. But when is the right time – because “grown ups” often act more primitive on these types of platforms – and these again are some youths parents. So it’s a huge dilemma a out to reach a breaking point. But then again maybe it’s not the platforms but the people using it in wrong way. Like people often do with guns – not to actually compare the two. But i think some accountability is needed for it to work. And parents cutting down the time, on stimulation, from smartphones and screens.
            Kids and youths need to be bored sometimes – that’s often when creativity arise. But that’s just my theory. It’s a complicated topic

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