Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tranquil nature of instability

                                                                          Attribution: Ronald Searle
Image:  Boredom after a Long Journey (here)

Sunday's Whirligig given words:
rolling, furrow, moves, dust, timeless, floating,
name, powerless, stars, rub, moonless
pulsing (the ​​advertising of a seasonal product
​increasing the ​advertising for some ​periods and ​
reducing it for other ​periods)

3WW given words:
fatal glimmer impartial

When boredom sets in mostly in times of inactivity
Tranquil nature of instability of the human mind
digs deep furrows lacking long drawn sensibility
running across rolling meadows where it lands

Tired ideas with slow moves floating in the dust 
Timeless and powerless where it stands alone
Written in the stars pulsing in nature moving fast
but this time sitting around with idle minds on loan

Rub it in for that glimmer of hope, bright spark to boot
Name of the game is to be impartial as a moonless night
Anything else may be fatal even though when mildly put
Stifled mind in conflict is provoked for the big fight

For MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #24
Thomg's 3WW #444  and
Sumana's PU's Midweek Motif  - boredom


  1. Sometimes after some big things people can grow bored indeed. But not the cat, he staves off that haha

  2. How I love the line "Name of the game is to be impartial as a moonless night." Very wise!

  3. Tired and stifled are def words that make me think boredom.

  4. Lapses of inactivity do invite boredom, if the mind is not prepared to use it wisely

    Much love...

  5. Boredom.. when not dealt with.. can often prove to be overwhelming.. Excellent write!

  6. Boredom is invited by inactivity - quite true

  7. Minds on loan? Goodness, this explores that rut very well. But to find the glimmer, and then not to have passion does not mean boredom.

  8. I do think those times of inactivity are food for boredom, Hank. We are less likely to be bored if we are in action, I think.

  9. I immediately recognised the illustration of one of Ronald Searle's wartime sketches from his internment days in WW2. One cannot the everlasting boredom and fear that POW's faced in those times.

  10. "idle minds" definitely a secured place for boredom...

  11. Though you evoke it so well, you manage to do so in a lovely, lyrical piece of writing. (Thanks to Old Egg for identifying the sketch.)

  12. So we must keep busy then to avoid boredom. Inactivity could be very stressful too.

  13. This made me think that doing 'nothing' isn't necessarily boring if we are at peace with ourselves - perhaps doing the same things over and over is? Another unique poem Hank

  14. Boredom the thing that keeps us safe from the predators on the ground.

  15. Most enjoyable to read Hank, Heaven knows what have been going through my mind lately.........think I better keep it to myself..

  16. Stifled mind says it all. Love the way you weave all the words into one poem