Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Mag 188 - Love's Invitation

Love’s Invitation

we built these walls around our world
across the landscape of touch and word
they sunk over time to the roots of love
and stood firm as life filled in around

tread hard as you like upon these stones
sit for a while and brush their cracks
rest your bones on their sun-warmed dips
smile at the sky and listen to the grasses

you’re welcome to add to our great wall
stay and lend this place your touch
let life fill in your cracks and crevices
join us here between the grass and sky

- SM-L -10/1/13

My reaction to this prompt was fast ... almost immediate. Consequently, this poem got very little editing. Perhaps I'll go back to it at a later date and work those trees into the verse somewhere, but the stones will remain at the center.

- shared with others at The Mag 188 - thanks, Tess Kinkaid


  1. Wow, that was quite extraordinary! An anthem of endurance for those who fear being ground into dust.

  2. Building a dry stone wall to fence in the best bits of life, is an interesting interpretation of this image... :)

  3. Not only do I like this poem, but I like the color of your text and the font.
    It's a whole experience!


  4. Oh well done! An excellent write that swept me along with it.
    Anna :o]

  5. Your wall is a comfortable spot...