Creative Writing Retreat Part 3

In case you missed them:

We looked at a poem by Lao-Tzu (translated by Timothy Leary) called All Things Pass.  Once we’d read it, we wrote a list of things that pass and then used that to write a poem.  It was a really interesting exercise and it was great how varied everyone’s work was.

All things pass

All things pass

Stars, even

Constellations now ghosts of myths

Rock solid North Star

Guiding sailors for lifetimes

No longer hangs

In the tapestry

Of the sky

All things pass

 

All things pass

 

Autumn steals the summer’s warmth

Hibernation tugs at souls

Slowing into desolate months

 

All things pass

 

Skelton trees, bleak shadows of former selves

Finally, Orion, Greek hunter, pierces the dark

Pinprick beacons of hope

 

All things pass

 

Sunlight revives winter weary bones

Fresh, vibrant shoots burst through soil

A patchwork quilt of colour surrounds

 

All things pass

 

At last, sunrise to sunset stretches

Ahead with possibility and energy

Perseid meteors scatter short-lived nights

 

All things pass

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