I’ve been absent… again! Despite promises made to myself, resolutions have been falling by the wayside like summer rain… But I’ve been consumed by life and work, and I’m working on something important, something challenging and life-changing, and incidentally longer than War & Peace. A beautiful line in that work stopped me in my tracks yesterday: ‘Love, though, does not need pockets.’ It was in the context of a discussion on the hunt for happiness and meaning, which so resonated with the philosophy here of making the right mark on the wall of the world that it sparked the poet within. So this is just a wee call out from the darkness to let you know that I’m still here, and soon I’ll be back in force. But here’s the piece of poetry in the meantime…
Love does not need pockets
A man of wisdom said
When you’re in your burial shroud
You may think you are dead
But what is it you’ve left behind?
Have you made a mark?
Your holidays and fancy cars
They were just a lark
But love you gave and love you sowed
That won’t ever stale
And love you received in return
Goes with you through the veil
Lovely. 🙂 I say that a lot to keep things in perspective. Love is all that transcends this what we know here. 🙂
Thank you 🙂 I completely agree!
Lovely Sara. A touching reminder for us all.x
Thanks Hannah 🙂 xxx
Nice to have yo back Sarah. Beautiful poem and idea. I’d pretty much abandoned my poetry when I took up novel writing, but have occasionally wrote a few. I miss it and enjoy it, but don’t know where it fits in my world or social media, marketing, and novel writing.
Thanks for the reminder.
Thanks! I’ve long since abandoned a plan when it comes to posting… I never used to write poetry, so now when it comes up I just throw it out on the winds 🙂 I hope everything’s going well your end!
Longer than War & Peace? You must be made of tough stuff! I quail at the very thought.
A lovely, touching poem, Sara. I’m always happy to see you returned, no matter how brief the moment. My first, true novel rivaled War and Peace in scope, though not quality. I learned a lot in the process, a lot about writing and a lot about me. 🙂
I’m in that learning process myself (although happily my WIP is only about a third the size of W&P) and it seems to take so long! Oh well – back to work!
I’ve actually pared my wordy ways down to the ability to write short stories, a recent development. It all goes into the learning process. 🙂
I love short stories 🙂 It’s a completely different game, and definitely a learning curve!
Sadly it’s not my WIP, but someone else’s! I can’t wait to get back to my own 🙂 Good luck with yours!
Thanks! I hope you and your WIP can be reunited soon 🙂
Thanks Christina 🙂 It’s all about learning! This isn’t my own book, but one I’m editing… But as long as we can take learnings from anything we engage with, we’re on our way 🙂
Absolutely! Learning can spring forth from the most unlikely places.