Archive for waiting

Demeter, Waiting…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2015 by Mj Rains


No. Who can bear it. Only someone
who hates herself, who believes
to pull a hand back from a daughter’s cheek
is to put love into her pocket–like one of those ashen Christian
philosophers, or a war-bound soldier.


She is gone again and I will not bear
it, I will drag my grief through a winter
of my own making, refuse
any meadow that recycles itself into
hope. Shit on the cicadas, dry meteor
flash, finicky butterflies. I will wail and thrash
until the whole goddamned golden panorama freezes
over. Then I will sit down and wait for her. Yes.

~ Rita Dove, Demeter, Waiting

Images: Emilia Clarke, my edits
and Winter image via Pinterest


Dance in the rain…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by Mj Rains

Rain_dancing_by_photoletoLife is not about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.


Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2012 by Mj Rains


“If something anticipated arrives too late it finds us numb, wrung out from
waiting we feel – nothing at all.  The best things arrive on time.”
~Dorothy Gilman~

Waiting for…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2011 by Mj Rains

On the corner
at the end of the sky
there is a spot
where one can guard their silence,
where one can wait
for another to see them.

If you’re not at that corner
at the most bewildered lovely time
it is not so much a passionate pain.
You can wait…
and in waiting for that moment
in the silence
of our celestial hearts

we sometimes find
a blown world, a beautiful eye
the most profound lips
that tell us, yes, they tell us…

this is what you were waiting for.

photo: the corner by mrcool1256

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