Paradoxes of Life (Sonnet) - REVISED


Originally posted 1/23/2018Re-posted 1/27/2019 Revised:

Paradoxes of Life (Sonnet)

The rain washes, it also refreshes;

cold skies bring out the most brilliant of stars.

Mountainous effort, this moment passes;

the progress you've made feels so very far.


Life’s paradox is presence and stillness,

forward momentum and passage of time.

Savor these moments; bear to their witness,

like breath, they peak high in life's uphill climb.


Planting and fruiting, harvest progresses

seeds germinate in the soil below.

Dark skies and thunder belie successes;

stillness of air brings a fresh outlook now.


Treks to the future cannot be undone;

sun warms the heart in this new morn begun.


© Christine Salkin Davis, 2019

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