On the Wind

grass pulled blade by blade

gathered into small bundle

and given over to the good

cheer of the passing breeze

thrown, carried on the wind

scattered without regard

such is also this instant,

this day, this thought, this

life – all coming only to

be placed on the shoulders

of a passing wind and

taken from us forever


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on September 12, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. So lovely and meaningful. Thanks for sharing your depth and sensitivity.

  2. Thanks John…your poems are worth sharing…so had to Tweet it out there 🙂 to spread your work. Keep them coming :).

  3. Tomorrow beckons……;) Well said.

  4. Quickly passing indeed, on a wind.

  5. Oh, really beautiful! 🙂

  6. Love this. Believed in the grass thrown to the wind and felt the air. Good one.

  7. and “be of good cheer” 🙂 this is a lovely one.. thank you..

  8. …only to

    be placed on the shoulders

    of a passing wind and

    taken from us forever

    Do you write freeform, mostly, or do you work with other structures at all? For some reason, these final lines are reminding me of an Elizabethan sonnet, and I wonder if you might be interested in writing a version of this poem using formal sonnet structure.

    Anyway, again, well done. 🙂

  9. Hi! you have really good insights and it shows in your writing, I’ve recently followed your blog and I’m putting you up on a poetry challenge. If you’re up to it, the details are on my latest post. Thanks!

  10. A moment in time, a word, a thought…all can be scatter but you, my friend, and I we are so much more…one day we can kiss eternity!

  11. each moment a gift, as is this life time, the challenge is harnessing the moment by flowing with the wind… Your writings make me think and smile.. Thank you

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