Sow the Wind
And reap a whirlwind year
filled with flashing images
white pages and bright days
A time to plant and plan
to speculate and dream
for a future unknown, unknowable....
Days of hard work,
Followed by nights of the same.
Hard, hard, hard, fulfilling work...
A distraction from pain - a learning time,
stretched across rock-strewn pathways
edged by shifting sands and restless tides.
In the midst of death, we are in life
A host of dreams yoked with strife,
broadcast in fallow fields, but slowly
they take root. Tiny shoots of new green
thrust upward from what once
was barren ground....
Words weave in and out amongst the stars
Entwined with hope and the blessed thread
of friendship...family. They offer a generous joy,
and mark the gilt-edged pages
of a life powerfully bound with love...
and with redemption.
Arline Chase is a writer, an instructor for
Writer's Digest School, a "critter" for the Second
Draft Criticism Service and has taught writing classes a
number of colleges, conferences and workshops on the
"Sow the Wind" Copyright © 2002 Arline Chase. All rights reserved.
Published by permission of the author.
This page last updated 05-10-03.
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