Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

We Take Our Place in the World


We take our place in the world and carry on
for even being nothing has its place
like silences that punctuate a song.

All things, and their lack, live where they  belong.
Positive pictures have negative space.
We take our place in the world and carry on.

I once believed that only strength was strong
till petals lit upon my upturned face
like silences that punctuate a song

The fragance haunts my memory all night long
although the fragile bodies left no trace.
We take our place in the world and carry on.

I used to think that things were really gone
just because they’d left an empty space
like silences that punctuate a song.

Our lives are like a pencil sketch we’ve drawn
Our shadows linger on like lines erased.
We take our place in the world and carry on
like silences that punctuate a song.

# 95

Challenge accepted Tony! Here’s the villanelle!

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5 thoughts on “We Take Our Place in the World

  1. Tony Crafter on said:

    Ha! Thanks for the wordpress link and the advice, Linda. I’ll have a look at that. Now, do I know any 12-year-old kids I can bribe…?

  2. Tony Crafter on said:

    Ha! Well done! You have indeed picked up the gauntlet I threw down and written a villanelle! Beautifully done it is, too – I’m very impressed! Love the line ‘Like silences that punctuate a song’; in fact, love the whole poem 🙂

    • Thanks Tony. I’m still waiting for you to start your writing blog! 🙂

      • Tony Crafter on said:

        Thanks Linda, but I haven’t got a clue how to create a blog!

      • I use WordPress and I find it very easy to use. I added a personalized address (lindastudley.com) but the basic wordpress blog is free. Here’s a link to the features page that tells you about it http://en.wordpress.com/features/. If all else fails, get a twelve year old to set it up for you! Kids seem to be born with computer chips in their brains now a days – they take to this stuff like a duck to water! It’s as easy to post new material as it is to send an email!

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