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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

'Til Then, New Beginnings

I've spent much time over the last couple of weeks pondering the passing of 2010 and the coming, the arrival of 2011.  Many feelings have bubbled to my surfaces, then fizzled back into the waters of my thoughts... drifting along, awaiting the dawn of new beginnings and new days.  This poem or parts of it have bubbled to the surface and drifted back away until tonight, before spilling onto the pages of my thoughts in yet this form.  I am linking them over at One Shot Wednesday.  Hope you all enjoy this one.

'Til Then, New Beginnings

Stepping forth into this space, this time,
Your outstretched hand guiding, leading,
Lending direction, journeys unexplored.

Still, in the small quiet spaces, rhyme,
Tales unfolding from the depths pleading,
Yet untold, springing forth from hearts implored.

Touching tenderly all the sublime,
Begging forth the peaceful seeding,
Of new paths, awakening within all stored.

To the end, the sour good-bye tastes lime,
Tart, sweet, all the more want of reading,
But dost the words here lie forth not be bored.

For in here lies the beginnings of mime,
Inspiration awaits, yearns are bleeding,
The red putrescine of words, words adored.

Bursting forth with new days, new time,
Waiting, exploring of words, needing,
Words lifting upward, higher they soared.

'Til then, new beginnings will be rhyme.

Petrina Lesko
January 2011


joanny said...

The photo of the ocean on your side bar, is the perfect photo for this poem of new beginnings. There is this wonderful ebb and flow to your thoughts, where you take all unlikely thoughts that first floated in your mind then came back in with a fresh new wave with more force and took the old back out to sea with all the doubts and maybe's and returned with unmitigated miracles.

A lovely new beginnings and reflection poetry.


Eliza said...

If I was to say what I liked about this poem.... it would be everything! :O) I especially like how the rhythm gains momentum towards the end and the words 'soar' like a bird..... except it's not the end, but a new beginning. :D

I will enjoy reading this many, many times.

p.s. Sandie and Lucky are lovely. :)

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Steve Isaak said...

Not a big fan of standard rhyme work, but you rocked this. Good job. :)

Rajlakshmi said...

beautiful rhyming ...
then, new beginnings will be rhyme// this is such a lovely ending...

Myrna R. said...

This is really beautiful and creative.

Anonymous said...

Good sequence construction and rhyme - works well for the words and the message being presented to us. Strong ending note - may all the world embrace the sound, and cherish those words to come. May your inspirations in the new year treat you well, and may you keep up the creative flow!

flaubert said...

A nicely constructed piece. Yes we do reflect on our life at the passing of the year.

John McElveen said...


Sounds like we are both searching and seeking for a better Us and a better 2011! (NOT- that we aren't already- AWESOME! LOL) I look forward to the journey with you--and if this is an example!


I took a chance on Stirring the pot with The Military post! Glad you saw it that way!



Anonymous said...

Lovely, with more to come, I'm sure. I can feel it all percolating inside, looking for an escape route on the wings of word.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images that really made me think more about the newness of this year and all it holds.

~ Cheryl