We seek a Saviour in these troubled times
to lead us to some fabled promised land
we bind our hearts, wrap up our dreams as rhymes
are scattered like so many grains of sand
upon the windy beach, where yet we wait
for spring tides swell and rise to ease our pain
and search the far horizon, always late
to reach the sun-stretch on the broad sea plain.
Here, optimistically I gather stones,
cast out these pebbles to the tumbling tide
in hope that their small ripples stir the bones
of all the dead, that life may yet abide
upon a planet, heartsick to its core:
still blind to what the ocean has in store.
© Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved
Take part in Easter Sonnet Sunday!
Hello and welcome to another Sonnet Sunday. This time it’s the Easter edition, and I have opened the proceedings with a sonnet I wrote on the theme of salvation. I am linking this to Earthweal’s open link weekend.
To take part, link up a sonnet on the theme of ‘Easter’ in the comments below, and be sure to read and comment on other contributors’ compositions. Alternatively just sit back, relax and enjoy the poetry. I will be posting sonnets at regular intervals throughout the day.
Happy Easter to all who celebrate, and Happy Sonnet Sunday to everyone!