Still Trying to Throw Her Arms Around the World

riverCrossing the River – Ally Saunders

..

I write in salt. Heart doubled
and aching. Give me your
(blessed are the)
poor, your tired
(oh, I am tired)
your
……..(world)
weary souls. Give me a
riverbridge, a quiet song. Something
to say that makes sense
to somebody. Some
-thing to pack that
just might last.
Suitcase my fears,
and drown them
deep. Give me
sleep. Hands that heal.
Wondering dreams. Peace.

 

 

..
Over at dVerse, Mish has given us a beautiful artist’s work as inspiration. Come play!
{PS: My title comes from a U2 song.} 

 

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18 Responses to Still Trying to Throw Her Arms Around the World

  1. PSC says:

    Beautiful, De. ❤

  2. All those things, de, but esp. “Something to say that makes sense to somebody.” There’s is not enough compassion to each other. At least it is hard to find on FB

  3. Mandie Hines says:

    Yes. Quite beautiful indeed!

  4. ihatepoetry says:

    This is lovely – reminds me of Billy Joel’s “River of Dreams” which should be taken as a complement.

  5. Suitcase as a verb… perfection… give me that wonderful sleep… I need that

  6. Grace says:

    Beautiful inspiring words De ~ These are my favorite:

    Suitcase my fears,
    and drown them
    deep. Give me
    sleep. Hands that heal.
    Wondering dreams. Peace.

  7. Waltermarks says:

    Give me your tired… That’s a great expression of the painting here, with arms outstretched, heart beating. A great reminder, none of us Anglos started here. But Lady Liberty gave them hope

  8. No wonder I loved that title! Great piece

  9. Mish says:

    “Give me your
    (blessed are the)
    poor, your tired
    (oh, I am tired)
    your
    ……..(world)
    weary souls.”

    Big hearts can grow weary. I like her good intentions.

  10. Sherry Marr says:

    Sigh. Just gorgeous.

  11. maria says:

    Ah, this is beyond beautiful.. Yes, let there be peace. ❤

    "Suitcase my fears,
    and drown them
    deep. "

  12. Shawna says:

    This is so beautiful, De. Your line breaks control the flow perfectly. “I write in salt” (tears) is such a heart-rending opening, but it also makes that connection to the ocean — the vastness of it, the mermaid in it. I like the “poor/pour your tired” imagine, as if you are the ocean receiving the liquid exhaustion of the world as it feeds into you. I love the idea of the ocean dreaming.

  13. frankhubeny says:

    I like your interpretation of those suitcases near the water: “Suitcase my fears,
    and drown them
    deep.”

  14. What to say. The emotion in this is striking, the word (play) sensational and the overall vibe all packed up in a suitcase.

  15. sree says:

    great lines…I loved the last ones so much!

  16. kaykuala h says:

    Suitcase my fears,
    and drown them deep

    Cassic wordcraft here De!

    Hank

  17. This is truly amazing work, De. The word play and the verb play!

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