The warp and the weave and the weft of the wind
sometimes a low and mournful moan
sometimes a heavy sigh
‘Awake, dull race, from your complacent slumber
see the world around you, world of wonder
within, as without
this you have no chance
to make it out
in one peace
and furthermore you have already lost this
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Sharing with earthweal’s open link weekend #109
In other news…I’m excited to announce I’m being interviewed for Issue V of Free Verse Revolution: don’t miss it!
Already lost this human race…. Brilliant Ingrid
Let’s hope we haven’t…definitely time to pull our socks up!
I’m a happy chappy but on this one I’m like the bloke walking around with a placard, THE END IS NIGH….
Well we might as well keep smiling because crying won’t help 😅
Certainly won’t! My plan is to be sat on my chimney drunk as the water rises past my knees…that is if the house doesn’t get blown away first!
It’s looking like one or the other! Cheers 🍻
Or maybe a big mushroom cloud….
Blimey don’t I sound happy!!
I hope it’s not entirely lost, though it’s looking very grim. We should have listened to all the Casandras.
Congratulations on your upcoming interview! I’m sure you’ll let us know when it’s posted. 😊
Thank you Merril!
You’re very welcome, Ingrid!
So touching, Ingrid. I love the soft alliteration in the beginning and the video is gorgeous!
Thank you Michele 😊🙏
I still hold onto a thread of hope that it isn’t lost. But we’ve got a lot of work to do, and we can’t dawdle. (K)
I hope so too. It’s all I can do!
So beautiful and exquisite 😍 I love the tone, and the mood.
Thank you Lamittan!
Most welcome, Ingrid.
Let’s hope we can still pull back from the brink.
Congratulations, Ingrid! Looking forward to the interview.
Thank you Punam: and yes, here’s hoping 🙏
Congratulations on your upcoming interview, Ingrid. I am looking forward to it!
Your poem is beautiful. Though time is of the essence, humanity keeps kicking the can down the road. Love the short video. The wind turbine is a powerful symbol of hope. <3
Thank you so much, Cheryl, the video was from a train ride earlier this month!
Profoundly wise, Ingrid. As human beings, when we fully get what you are pointing to here, the entire world opens up and we become much more present to life. Lovely poem. 👏👏☺️
Thank you, Jeff: I think we could live a lot better if we shifted our focus a little…
You’re most welcome, Ingrid. Always. I completely agree.
If we all opened our eyes to the world of wonder, we might live more gently on this planet. Loved your poem! And congrats on the interview!
Thank you, Sherry! Here’s hoping 🙏
This is a lovely thought-train alive in its promise of an invitation to deep-dive with perception!
Thank you Jaya!
such beautiful wise words Ingrid love these words..
this you have no chance
to make it out
in one peace”
Congratulations on the interview! 💖👏
Thank you Cindy! 💖
You’re welcome Ingrid-:)
this resonates deeply Ingrid, congrats on the interview … had wondered how you got that lovely video so evenly panned – a train makes sense 🙂
I’m a director and I didn’t know it 😅
director, producer, film maker … there is no limit to your talent girl!
Nora Chadwick has a great volume on Poetry and Prophecy – they are intricately linked – a proper poem reads the world and God’s mind with words from deep in the heart. I rather agree that human agency is largely doomed, but that world has been so since Prometheus.
Thank you, Brendan: I’m not saying we’re certainly doomed, rather that this really is crunch time!
“already lost the race” has such impact. I love that David Bowie song, one of my top 10 favorites of his, and that is saying something. Congratulations on the interview!
I’m glad you liked this Lisa, thank you!
Ingrid, beautiful poem, and congratulation from the botto of my heart on your interview.
Thank you Gabriela 🥰 hope all is well with you!
My pleasure, Ingrid. Very happy for you. Things are well, just crazy busy this week.
I understand that feeling 😅
A beautiful and profound poem. Congratulations, Ingrid💕🌸
Thank you so much Deeksha 🙏