We came from all directions a caravan of tatters To the uninitiated this passage of peoples, random as a rout a seasonal ceremony or word-of-mouth pilgrimage to hear a prophet speak Some of us left supplications to the source of ceremony bewildered by the pitiless nature of affliction and the core of humanity that smoulders in such fevered ashes
I’m recovering from a serious illness so it will be a while before I can fully participate with blog visits etc so ask patience for the patient
Tatters, ceremony & pitiless – from Kerry’s word list picked from the poems of Yeats for her challenge: Get listed
18 thoughts on “In recovery”
Oh I am sorry to hear this and send lots of healing thoughts your way….I am still recovering from the shoulder injury which also caused residual nerve issues in my arm, neck and hands….so no blogging here either my friend….wishing you a speedy recovery.
Dear Donna – so sorry to hear this. Nerves take a long time to heal. I’ve been advised could take 6 months to be back to my normal bouncy self. Thank you for your good wishes – appreciate the thoughts!
A very strong write. Especially like the alliteration here…” supplications to the source of suffering”
Hope you recover quickly, Laura. Take care.
Ailments cannot alter my alliterative aspects! Thank you Mish
Such ashes… I wonder how we came to this… I wonder how we thought a villain would be better.
Absolutely no political layering here – a literal and personal look at the world from the perspective of illness
Oh dear, take care, Laura. I’m thinking about you and praying for you. As always, your words are so powerful.
As always the kindness of your comments lifts my spirits – thank you Beth
I liked the phrase “supplications to the source of suffering”.
Since sickness is an ‘s’ word this phrase made for a subtle subtext – thanks Frank
So sorry to hear you’ve been so poorly, Laura. All best wishes and the powers of all creative forces to the rescue. Clearly the latter are already to hand judging from this finely crafted piece. Tx
I treasure your words Tish – and good wishes
I agree with Beth – your words are powerful! Wishing you that your recovery gets you your bounce back soon, and that the year goes on better for you than it started!
Such a powerful ailment did not leave me lost for words – only breath! Let’s hope our year of momentum proves to be more positive than so far Kiki 😉
My daughter has made this pilgrimage too many times. I wish you a speedy and complete recovery.
Much empathy Susie – thank you for your good wishes
The rhythm of this poem is divine, such a gentle way of resting on the page. Deep thoughts that resonate with me. Thank you
I like that phrase ‘resting on the page’ – thank you
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