Truths

Inspired by the line: “In truth each day is a universe in which we are tangled in the light of stars.”- Horses, Jim Harrison.
For dverse.

Truths

There’s truth in the rolling of seas,
in the singing of bees,
and among the ringing trees,

in the sappy blood of the leaves.
A mother grieves, and half the world
with open mouth believes,

each day’s a vow, a flat stone turned,
at dawn another candle burned,
and in the darkest night, a lesson learned,

of the universe’s wealth,
a footfall’s stealth
upon the moonlit sward,

a sword unsheathed in trembling hands,
a ship that docks in foreign lands.
And here, beneath this starry sky

of jewelled night,
beneath a canopy of light,
spread from end to end of sight,

we watch and wonder why,
of all creation, you and I,
our truth of love and beauty stands.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

48 thoughts on “Truths”

  1. That flowed so smoothly, with its lovely start, and sadness…and your closing stanza was stunning, in style and meaning…and should be in a book of quotes…just superb..

  2. This is incredibly profound! I especially admire; “each day’s a vow, a flat stone turned, at dawn another candle burned, and in the darkest night, a lesson learned.”💝💝

      1. From what little I know of Hindi poetry, it was meant to be sung, so it always had metre and rhyme. Perhaps it was the same with other languages too.
        Yet, most publications shun rhymed verses these days.

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