Sighs of sand

Each day, a journey
lacking purpose, still
envied footsteps washed
with wordless waves.

The sea looks different
when dressed in grey.
Cajoled, the pine-tree sentinel
clings boldly onto cliffs.

Pilgrim, Pilgrim,
blistered you, please tell me:
how many sighs of sand
a lifetime weigh.

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Today we open dVerse again celebrating our first five years in existence. For five days there will be an interview and a fresh prompt. Yesterday we featured an interview with Brian Miller. Today it will be a quadrille (44 words exactly using the word journey. I also link up to the Tuesday platform with toads.

47 responses to “Sighs of sand

  1. I love also the sighs of sand, and the seascape looks different when dressed in gray. Happy 5th anniversary Bjorn and here’s to many more journeys!!!

  2. Oh my! I have looked at photos I’ve taken across my travels, and I’ve always had a fascination with those scruffy trees that plant themselves in the side of cliffs/rocks and manage to hold on. Have never found the words for that scene…..and you’ve described it perfectly here! Love it!
    “Cajoled, the pine-tree sentinel
    clings boldly onto cliffs.”

    Cajoled indeed 🙂

  3. “Wordless waves” and “sighs of sand” caught and held me. Thanks for sharing your 44 word journey, Bjorn. I saw the prompt @dverse yesterday…hoping to join in there soon..

  4. lacking purpose, still
    envied footsteps washed
    with wordless waves.

    How often a journey in life had taken most on an aimless adventure but still enjoying it. Perhaps it makes it more interesting! Great opening for the rest to follow most appropriately, Bjorn!

    Hank

  5. Luv how these three images resonate: the word less waves, the pine tree sentinel and the sigh of sands.
    Awesome write

    Much love…

  6. how many sighs of sand
    a lifetime weigh.

    Oooh, to have been the one to ask that question! One of the great lines of English poetry, that one. Don’t ask me to do the same in Swedish! (I barely remember how to say thanks in Norwegian.) Awesome, Bjorn!

  7. Hi Bjorn, I am glad that have the Pilgrim here for your ‘journey’ prompt. It worked out great! I am impressed with the hard journeys that some have, that is dedication to a cause for sure.
    ..

  8. Hi Bjorn–I thought I’d commented but was on phone, I think. I love the play of sand here as time and shifting and the beach, well done. k.

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