life…as world turns

Join dVerse Poets where Lillian quotes Eccles. 3: 1-8, a time for everything.


“all is vanity,” says the preacher
life’s breath ~ “chasing after wind”

somewhere in the weary world
newborn baby first sucks in air
toddler tosses pebbles into pond
young girl twirls a wedding dance
farmer plants seed in hope of harvest
lovers laugh to embrace ~ weep, to not
developer digs dirt in hope of homes
man grieves loss of beloved wife
old woman stacks stones on beach
dying man expires with final sigh
somewhere in the weary world

“all is vanity,” says the preacher
life’s breath ~ “chasing after wind”




19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kim881
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 01:57:07

    I like how you’ve framed the stages of life in the preacher’s words and ‘life’s breath ~ “chasing after wind”’, Lynn, and the way the pebbles progress to stones.


  2. Grace
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 19:51:38

    Such is life and we are all but a dust or footprint in the sands.


  3. Ali Grimshaw
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 19:35:26

    This makes me think about how all of these things are happening at the same time each day. It offers a sense of overall balance.


  4. Frank Hubeny
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 17:31:06

    This line stood out for me: “old woman stacks stones on beach”


  5. Gina
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 16:11:15

    love your examples of the beauty of life, we must capture every moment and never be jealous to let it go – life is all about living with grace


  6. enthusiasticallydawn
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 15:55:35

    Love that you are still linking with dVerse! and my favorite book all time book of the Bible: Ecclesiastes. Poignant poem. And truth.


  7. Beverly Crawford
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 11:21:59

    We are each only a blip in the passage of time, but a link in the chain or our heritage.


  8. long4h2o
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 11:04:31

    Thanks for a brief glimpse of God’s vision. And he laughs and he cries and he declares it all to be good.


  9. lillian
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 07:33:29

    Succinctly moving through the journey of life.
    Yes — the preacher’s words can be truthful here….we are each but a breath of wind in the entirety of the world….there is life and there is death. But I hope there is a goodness that exists between the breathing in and the breathing out.


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