Passage–Jingle’s Poetry Potluck


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Submitted to Jingle’s Poetry Potluck for which the theme is “The Road Ahead”: http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/

Passage

Through murky fog you stumble, step-by-step,
aware only of the terrain awaiting your next footfall.

Before you, somewhere, sun breaks out of gloom,
a purple crocus pierces the dank earth and snow.

Mockingbird sings of promise, Mother Dove gathers
twigs for her nest. Earth stretches, shakes off sleep.

In faith you move forward, trusting that each moment
will sustain you, nudge you onward in your journey,

that choices you have made today will bring to you
a morrow of meadows kissed with fragrant hues.

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54 thoughts on “Passage–Jingle’s Poetry Potluck

  1. […] Passage – Jingle’s Poetry Potluck (liv2write2day.wordpress.com) […]

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  2. Awesome imagery! Great one!

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  3. Kavita says:

    What a beautiful and refreshing thought, Victoria..
    Loved and really enjoyed the picture you have painted with your words here.. really very nice!!
    My best wishes are with you on this wonderful journey…
    xoxox

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  4. happy potluck…

    In faith you move forward, trusting that each moment
    will sustain you, nudge you onward in your journey,

    how true is this. just beautiful. a wonderful addition to potluck. so happy i read!

    Kellie

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  5. A.T Smith says:

    Great imagery. Enjoyed reading this!

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  6. mairmusic says:

    Lovely! Truly a mix of faith and hope s needed to get us through.

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  7. Michael says:

    Simply beautiful. I’m shivering as I type. Thank you.

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  8. pamela says:

    Victoria nicely put and so full of imagery.
    Pamela

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  9. choices we make today matter πŸ˜‰

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  10. Lyn says:

    Thank goodness for another tomorrow..well done!

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  11. Bodhirose says:

    This was just lovely. I could just see the earth shaking herself off of the winter’s cold/sleep and preparing for springs arrival. So beautiful…

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  12. i love your version of this theme (many people have a similar idea) but your words about trusting that moment will sustain you and will nudge you along are great.. πŸ™‚

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  13. Morganna says:

    Very nice — I liked it, especially the unexpected crocus.

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  14. Jessica says:

    I look forward to the meadows! Nice pictures you create – I like the crocus image.

    http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/my-best-friend/

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  15. Nanka says:

    That was a great journey through thick and thin onward and forward!!

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  16. hedgewitch says:

    Insightful and positive write. Moving through the fog we slowly define our world. Enjoyed it.

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  17. Eric says:

    I meant nice piece FOR Jingle… I get ahead of myself sometimes.

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  18. Eric says:

    Oh, how I long to stroll through those meadows kissed with fragrant hues once again! (Can you tell I’ve had enough of the snow already?)

    Nice piece, Jingle!

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  19. I found inspiration from the lines:

    “In faith you move forward, trusting that each moment
    will sustain you, nudge you onward in your journey,”

    A great way for me to start the week…thank you for sharing.

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  20. Talon says:

    “Earth stretches, shakes off sleep.” – what fabulous imagery!

    Beautiful poem…

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  21. yelena m. says:

    This imagery makes me dream..Very beautiful..And with hope for the brighter future. πŸ™‚

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  22. trisha says:

    this is what i will call a piece of heaven victoria. what a beautiful piece of poetry.

    just superb!

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  23. fiveloaf says:

    morrow of meadows is nice liv! here’s my new year potluck- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/life/

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  24. meirozavian says:

    Love this poem….. as always.

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  25. LeiffyV says:

    The journey of our lives through winter until spring comes again, a great way to embrace the pitfalls of life knowing something better is coming. Fantastic as always!

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  26. tekia says:

    Such hope expressed here and very descriptive. Bravo!

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  27. Scent of my heart says:

    In faith you move forward, trusting that each moment
    will sustain you, nudge you onward in your journey,…

    I love these two lines the most, I think they can be on their own too…
    It’s always nice to stop by here and read! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. booguloo says:

    Let us all hope.

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  29. marousia says:

    Lovely writing – I thought this stanza was strong “Mockingbird sings of promise, Mother Dove gathers
    twigs for her nest. Earth stretches, shakes off sleep.”

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  30. buttercup600 says:

    As always, you give so much to your readers, I love the last line Victoria…so much truth in every word. Been missing you girlfriend oxoxox

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    • Thanks, Amanda. I was on the road last week and am just catching up. Somewhere a long the line my muse seemed to jump ship. It was a bear trying to get something written today but hopefully she’s on the way back. :0)

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  31. Oh! That’s too funny. Not your poem. Mine. I thought the theme was Languages, Signs, and Symbols. Guess I’m a week ahead.

    Love this poem. There is sustenance in the moments … Well done, Victoria.

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  32. cloakedmonk says:

    I am sitting with the mockingbird and all that carries with it. Lovely moment of faith.

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  33. Nice imagery.
    re: “In faith you move forward,” loved that, reminded me of the Martin Luther King quote, “faith is taking the first steps even though you can’t see the whole staircase.”

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  34. Hildred says:

    ‘a morrow of meadows’ paints a lovely picture.

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  35. Jingle says:

    well put..
    A+

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  36. I am reminded of uncertainty in outcome of surgeries we were performing twenty years ago.

    There is lot of fog on the road ahead and enormous hope around us.

    Very well written.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Good analogy, Dr. Goyal. When I think of where we were when I was a student nurse (early 60’s) and where we are now…just a step at a time and look at the advancements we make in medicine and in life.

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  37. Melissa says:

    It’s as if I’m feeling Spring already. Very fragrant and fanciful. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. danroberson says:

    Very nice imagery and personification. well written.

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  39. Marian says:

    i hope my choices will bring me to that morrow.

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  40. Cheryl says:

    Victoria, this is my favorite line, “In faith you move forward, trusting that each moment will sustain you, nudge you onward in your journey,”.

    I think the poem is so strong and really demonstrates all the things that keep us moving forward. Great job.

    ~ C

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  41. scottf says:

    hmmm, I really like this alot… your images struck me! It reminded me of that time of year when it’s so early you dare not hope for spring just yet, but you cannot help but do it.

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