Her petite frame and steely resolve nurtured and protected him loneliness not withstanding
Then he grew up
Waiting for him she died alone; the funeral pyre lit by a stranger
He hugs the urn containing her ashes for immersion in the Ganges*
Written for dVerse. Today’s host Sarah says: So tonight let’s write some ash quadrilles – 44 words, including the word ash.
*Hindus believe that the soul of the deceased stays attached to its body even after its demise, and by cremating the body, it can be set free.
To fully liberate the soul of its mortal attachments, the ashes and remaining bone fragments of the deceased are then dispersed in a river or ocean, usually at a historically holy place, like the banks of the River Ganges.
He is young; barely into his teens fair, flashing narrowed eyes and scraggy beard his mind is made up and there’s no going back he watches the armed personnel warily but unwaveringly a slight movement and up goes his arm He is a stone-pelter*.
Written for dVerse.Today’s host De Jackson aka WhimsyGizmo says: Leave no stone unturned. Stonewall us. Take us back to the Stone Age. Visit Stonehenge. Get stoned, and then write your poem (no judgement here). Stony.Stoning. A stone’s throw away. Listen to the Rolling Stones, and make sure your poem gathers no moss as you roll it our way. There are a million ways to play, so long as you set your poem in stone, and use only 44 words in total.
The fine network the roadmap of experiences all along you may call them fine lines or wrinkles but they are the ridges and grooves left in the wake of a life lived to the hilt mindfully yet spontaneously life does kiss deep and long!
Written for dVerse. De Jackson aka WhimsyGizmo says:
Today, I’d like you all to get groovy. Tongue and groove. Groovy, baby. Grooving to the beat. Getting into the groove. Shake your groove thing. Noun it. Verb it. Adjective it within an inch of its groovy groover-ific little life. Invent a new word that blows our minds. Whatever you do, just be sure to include some form of the word groove in your poem of just 44 words.