Sunday, 9 November 2014

Grant me my day

Grant me my day.
Bestow your omnipotent blessing
On this frailest of frames,
Dipping and diving, 
Defiantly elastic, 
A ferocity of fluidity
In alien aqueousness. 

Grant me my day.
To envelop my kin with love,
Kiss their salt cheeks, 
Gaze into their pellucid pools
All seeing soothsayers,
Channelling their future, 
Broad avenues to their past.

Grant me my dark.
Consent to cushioned comfort,
The consequent closure of my eyes, 
Cessation of terrestrial triviality. 
I plead etherial continuation
In unplumbed precincts.
Grant me new days.


Today reading Salvatore Quasimodo with the real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.ca , I was inspired to think about what I would do with my last day. This was the result.

Have a lovely day folks.

26 comments:

  1. Amazingly done.A new day with new beginnings.

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  2. This is a lovely response, as if this is one's last day ~ I specially like the last stanza, the openness to the darkness, the new journey, the new days to come ~

    Thanks for linking up with Real Toads and wishing you happy week ~

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    1. Thanks for reading. I am trying to open my life to new experiences as if every day were the last, so to speak.

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  3. Amazing response.. the alliterations work wonders in driving the message through.. that last day...I cannot help but to think about Brittany Maynard...

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    1. Thanks for reading. I had to look that young lady up. But as I live in a city that hosts the organisation dignitas, I am familiar with the theme.

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  4. i like the switch over from my day to dark & new days...and yearning for more...

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    1. Thanks for reading. I think the poem needs more before the switch, can't think of anything yet, but the switch was important to me.

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  5. I like the hopefulness of wishing for new days! Always great to see you at Poetry Pantry.

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  6. This is beautiful....gets to the heart of what truly matters. The alliteration works powerfully throughout, and I love the longing hope for "etherial continuation in unplumbed precincts"--what a clever, unique way to phrase that.

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    1. Thanks for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed those words.

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  7. Admirable wordplay here - so many wonderful phrases. Too many good lines to quote.

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  8. Gorgeous work. Sherry is right, too many wonderful phrases to mention.

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  9. Wonderfully written, very rhythmic.

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    1. Thanks for reading, it's great that you took the time and commented too!

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  10. Beautiful affirmation, prayer, song...

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    1. Thanks for reading. I think I will go with affirmation.

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  11. Yes, this is so beautiful...what beautiful requests

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