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Thursday, October 29, 2015

OctPoWriMo: Beginnings or Endings

Poetry Prompt: Endings. Beginnings.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. ~Seneca

OctPoWriMo a month long challenge, write 31 poems in 31 days. Come and visit with others, see what they are writing. Blog Hop.

Poetic Form: A Quatern . A French form in the vein of a Kyrielle Sonnet, but not necessarily using iambic meter or rhyme.

Beginning or Ending

Why does an ending mark sadness
when so much more adventure waits.
The path disappearing around
and into the distance sojourned.

Its time to make a change, Dear One--
Why does an ending mark sadness
when set you are to climb mountains
but find valleys that bar your way.

Marching to the Great Wide Open,
but it begs you the question asked--
Why does an ending mark sadness
when all you want to do is laugh?

Beginnings are journeys as much
as Endings are the possible
starts or finishes that you seek--
Why does an ending mark sadness?


  1. sometimes, we fall short when it comes to unexpected sadness.

  2. I like this meditation on endings. Lovely. Sometimes endings are celebratory, like graduation, or the birth of a baby marking the end of a pregnancy, but mostly we think of the ending as 'the end' -- death in its many forms. Maybe sadness because life as we know it is finite?


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