Today, our only limit is the number of words – 55 in total.
All the authors showcased by Samuel tonight were better known for their novels, and yet considered themselves poets first and foremost. I was hooked into tonight by reference to Jude the Obscure, one of my favourite classic novels of all time.
I hope you enjoy my offering… And I will visit as many other 55 word creations as soon as I can.
– The Big Reveal –
Realisation breeds fascination
Wonder at a life of sorrow
For I have finally understood
I can start again tomorrow
Yesterday was not the blueprint It didn’t set my future’s way Unused hours arrayed before me Are mine to appreciate and say –
58 thoughts on “The Big Reveal – dVerse Form for All”
it is cool when we realize that we can start all over again..that each morning is a fresh canvas and the things we did do have an influence but we can also take the steering wheel and give the boat a new course anytime… and living the moment… carpe diem…yeah… that’s good…
Yes, we just need to remind ourselves that this is the case – not always easy (except at the weekends, perhaps….).
I needed that Freya.. I really feel that I need a new start.. and that I have been offered.. thank thank you.. I will go to bed a happier man.
You’re very welcome, Bjorn. I’m glad you went to bed looking up, rather than down. I hope all is well…
I enjoyed the tone of optimism and the realization that tomorrow can be better than today!
Thank you – write it, and I might believe it more often (it’s a work in progress….).
It is always good to realize that past is past, and we can begin tomorrow with a fresh slate. Having the attitude “Today is the day to be” is a perfect start.
Indeed it is – not always easy though!
Lovely Freya, though i tend to say, everyday is my day
Good – you are an example to us all 🙂
what an uplifting piece….and the realization as well that no matter what has happened in the past that today is a new day as tomorrow can be as well…also the acceptance of yourself as well..that is a powerful thing…
Thank you, Brian. I’m glad you enjoyed the sentiments 🙂
A new sunrise with a clean slate…
Not for Jude though. I reckon that was what depressed me most: the way every life seemed to be set in stone.
Yes, his wasn’t an uplifting life. Still one of my favourite classics though!
I wish you’d show me what I have overlooked.
But then: Tolkien’s Ring gets me the same way: inescapable gloom, unleavened my humour, or even irony, which may well have had pertinence at the time of the writing he ripped off [Beowult et al], but in my view has little to offer to us today.
Again, I am way off beam in this opinion. Oh well….
Aah, I don’t think it’s a matter of overlooking anything – we are all different, and are enthused by, or irritated (if not angered!) by different things. I tried (and failed) to read Tolkein’s Ring Trilogy so many times, I can’t even count. It does nothing for me, at all. So… nothing to worry about at all!
I love the message, very self affirming ~
Thank you – sometimes we need to remind ourselves of this, don’t we?
Self-appreciation, love, & forgiveness–it all starts there. How can we ever love others if we do not love ourselves first? Your poem is like one of Rumi’s; loved it, thanks.
Oh, thank you so much Glenn. An amazing compliment!
Yesterday is not the blue print! That is perfect – grieve today, forge ahead tomorrow!
Thank you, Margaret.
Each day is its own reason for feeling love and optimism. This is such a positive and uplifting message in your poem.
Lovely. I need to apply it to this cold. Mind over matter.
Colds are the worst, aren’t they? Get well soon.
A bright example of confidence in brevity. Nice.
Wonderful! It’s most satisfying to feel great! Nicely Freya!
Hi Freya – I thought this was a home run!
Thank you so much!
so filled with hope
Thank you – yes, this is how I want to end this year – on a note of hope.
Optimists are wonderful — mine even gives me a great rate on my eye exam.
Lovely poem, darling.
Such a comedian…! 😉
Yes! I like this.
Well said….having an optimistic attitude is great…helps even the worst of das
It does indeed!
Such a positive write. Loved it. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Yes it is never too late…where there is life there is hope!
Always good to look forward rather than backward!
Indeed it is!
What a wonderful message- made my day.
Thank you so much, Grandmother! 🙂
Many novelists were first and foremost poets. I like “For I have finally understood, I can start again tomorrow.” Thank goodness for that! And I like your keyhole.
Thank you, and thank you! The keyhole was a lucky find – it’s embedded in the walls of a building that used to be a factory, and is now flats.
Perfect poem in tone and form, and very giving.
Thank you, Susan.
Very nice! I love the form. The first verse I find a bit complicated, but everything lands fine in the second verse. And even if it is not clearly stated, the moral is clear. If we commit sins, yesterday will never be consumed. Only Christ makes “perfect”. I enjoyed this. Nice work!
Thank you, Anders. Yes, the first verse isn’t immediately obvious, I agree.
Great, inspirational verse.
Nicely done – you went beyond the 55-word requirement and added meter, a quatrain-quatrain-couplet form, rhyme, and even the tomorrow-yesterday-today framework to tie the theme together. I can’t help but appreciate the amount of work that must have taken!
Thank you, Samuel. I really enjoyed the challenge, and just wanted to enter into a bit of rhyme and form, as I had been going down the prose route lately. Poetry for me is such a joy and a learning experience each time I put the words down.