a journey filled with many familiar paths and some not yet taken... all leading to the ever-changing destinations just waiting to be discovered.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Worn out Moments

To drive through open spaces,
To walk upon unending land,
To explore towns and places,
To rest my soul upon your sand.

The trip of eternal search,
Walking in the footsteps of man,
Simply resting to your perch,
To rest my soul because I can.

This to find what is unknown,
Leaving life to rest in its art,
Nothing taken to call my own,
Looking only for a new start.

Days of work within the race,
Worn out moments lost in the rhyme,
Serene feelings found in place,
This be the trip of a lifetime.

To drive within space and time,
Worn out moments lost within rhyme.

Petrina Lesko
March 2011

Over at Jingle Poetry this week's theme is Trips, Travel and Vacation for Poetry Potluck.  I will be linking this small journey there.  Please join us and share a journey you have taken, or will be...


Olivia said...

What a beautiful ode man....errr.. woman.. lols
This is such a brilliant number.
It's so rhythmic in nature that I can call it a Life- song!!

Thank you for sharing this lovely piece. Thank you for your wishes.. :D

Hugs xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully driving within space and time, enjoy the ride! Here is mine: http://jaanpehchaan.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/a-wandering-monk/

JamieDedes said...

What a fine piece to share with us for Potluck. A richness in it. I like "leaving life to rest in its own art" Yes! and "worn out moments lost in rhyme" ... ah, we don't know that experience! :-)

Thank you for this. Happy Potluck days ... Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

great one petrina.. enjoyed this! my potluck- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/frozen-fears/

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed exploring each line! love it :)

Anonymous said...

it was written so wonderfully, i had to enjoy it!

Aayushi Mehta said...

Lovely, nostalgic.

art2cee2 said...

Wonderful verses that evoke memories of trips taken and those not yet taken. :-)

thingy said...

This is so lovely, Petrina. Read it twice, already.

EVA said...

Very very pretty poem, Petrina. Very thought provoking.

Anonymous said...

such magic in these words...wonderful

Jingle said...

perfect, on rhyming and imagery.
magical style.


Jennifer Noel Bower said...

My favorite line - "leaving life to rest in its art" Reminds me of the message from church yesterday - we are beautiful just in the being, not only in the doing.

Rekha said...

This expresses so well the travel lust....not just in the physical sense of seeing new places and people.

Lyn said...

Swept away by the beauty and longing..."to rest my soul because I can"..

Anonymous said...

A nice musing on travel in search of the unkown!

Anonymous said...

I felt so serene reading this... it was like taking a mini vacation... Thanks for a great Monday night read!

The Fool said...

Beautiful one with a strong refrain. Since I am trying rondels now, I realized you could have easily made this a rondel if you had wanted since the rhyme and the refrain are already there.

Rachel Hoyt said...

What a beautiful rhyme! The moment's not worn out on me. :)

ds said...

Lovely rhythm in this. We are all seekers. Thank you.

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

to rest my soul upon your sand...these words will echo in my mind when I travel to distant lands. Lovely sentiment.