Wednesday, January 17, 2018

glittering pride to be on one's own

                                                                                         Attribution: Michael Gäbler
Image: Alone but on my Own (here)

11 of 12 given words:
falter under wreath frost hibernate, caves 
rejected whispering, breath mirage glittering 

to falter under a wreath of frost
a mistake to be wandering in the cold
better to hibernate in caves,even though lost
a rejected psyche soul but still able to hold

a guarded but whispering breath
to exhibit the dignity of old age shown
under a mirage of confidence, a wealth
of glittering pride to be on one's own

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #145
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif  - psyche/soul


  1. "a wreath of frost" & "a mirage of confidence" are the two most precious images in the poem. I also agree what you say in the title :)

  2. Even the cold can't take away the pride, but finding a place to hibernate may not be so bad.

  3. I see both sides in your images: the danger and the pride. I relate to this poem so much! And then, it makes me think of my parents--at 92 and 93--still insisting on being on their own. May they live as free as they wish forever, strong souls in aged bodies.

  4. I am always amazed at the way you master these double-prompted posts. So well done!

  5. The pride can certainly overcome the cruel frost.
    Wonderfully written Hank.


  6. "exhibit the dignity of old age..." this is a beautiful line, and surely the soul cannot feel rejected. Brilliant write!

  7. You are getting so good at these, Hank. Isn't pride one of the seven sins? Lol! Great poem! Big hug!

  8. Clever use of the words Hank.
    Sometimes we need to be alone...
    Anna :o]

  9. Too many of us, I'm afraid, are well acquainted with that "mirage of confidence."

  10. At times, one doesn't have a choice...
    Love the depth of your words


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