the allowance of breath is........

a gift

waiting to greet us

at the door of the womb

for our use in bridging life's unpredictable span


a gift

each intake given

from an immeasurable invisibility

inhaled to declare us as ourselves

capable of identifying and naming everything


helping us to feel at home

from where time habitually sends portions of itself

to gather dust in the somewhere of an unknown neighbourhood


taking our unfurlings with them

to be forever retained in museums of memory

placed on shelves allocated

for dead yesterdays


a gift

enabling us to precariously float across

the sea of the future

to friendly and sorrowful shores

upon which our minds must land 

that they be refined


a gift

though unseen

permits observations

of the natural all around to flourish

and ascend into the necessity of beauty.


May this gift

that in turn provides gift's

stay rhythmically sistered with the pulsations of eternity. 

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◄ beyond sex

taking a leaf from the book of animality ►


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Rose Casserley

Mon 27th Nov 2017 16:29

cheers Jems hope all is well with you (considering etc)

Rose 💋

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Jemima Jones

Tue 7th Nov 2017 10:56

I also love your change of style Rose.Very effective lovely piece. Thank you.Jemima

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Rose Casserley

Mon 6th Nov 2017 19:26

spot on comment Tony re the style change.That you have noticed seems to have proved worthwhile

L.S. how the eck did I miss the need of such a word?

bless ya's!

Rose 💋

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Fri 3rd Nov 2017 15:32

you just get better and better and better Rose. Erm...
"sistered with the-pulsations-of eternity" mebbe?

Tony Hill

Thu 2nd Nov 2017 08:40

I really like this poem, Rose, and it seems to reflect a change in style. The tone seems more reflective. I like the image of 'sorrowful shores'. Can't beat a bit of alliteration. Tony

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