Journey Over the Keys

 

Sometimes the journey is downhill: a gentle slope to aid our run.
Sometimes the journey is uphill beneath a burnished, scorching sun.

And if we move our feet each day (although we do not go so far),
The steps add up o’er months and years and memories of tears and fun.

Of work it’s said in physics class that work displaces slugs of mass,
But as we see the years pass by the mass that moves is our own tun.

But each day’s journey waits for us, whether we want to travel on.
The sheets can’t hide our heads for long, the pillows cannot daylight shun.

The journey word, it comes from French, where “jour” will mean another day
and “journée” is the distance made from dawn to dusk in footsteps won.

A journeyman had no place yet. He walked from town to town and laid
His services to those in need, to trade his work for bread and bun.

And I, a writer known for tales, let my fingers the keyboard range
Taradiddles emerge there with strange new worlds to vex and stun.

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  1. JennaStocker Member
    JennaStocker
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    I’m no writer/But I can behold/behind what mine eyes can read

    The work of a great litterateur/as I read in you.

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  2. Arahant Member
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    I see that I had not defined the ghazal in my earlier series, so a link to one of my personal sites.

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  3. Arahant Member
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    JennaStocker (View Comment):

    I’m no writer/But I can behold/behind what mine eyes can read

    The work of a great litterateur/as I read in you.

    Thank you.

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  4. Boss Mongo Member
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    For a minute, there, I thought we were about to have an impromptu R meetup…

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  5. Arahant Member
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    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    For a minute, there, I thought we were about to have an impromptu R meetup…

    If I ever get down to the Keys, I shall be seeking you out.

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  6. GLDIII Temporarily Essential Reagan
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    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    For a minute, there, I thought we were about to have an impromptu R meetup…

    Some traveled a 1000 miles for the chance to meet the awesome Boss Mongo…

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  7. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
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    Key board or Key Largo, share your journey with Ricochet readers.

    Stop by and sign up now for June’s theme: “Journeys.”

    There are two major monthly Group Writing projects. One is the Quote of the Day project, now managed by @she. This is the other project, in which Ricochet members claim a day of the month to write on a proposed theme. This is an easy way to expose your writing to a general audience, with a bit of accountability and topical guidance to encourage writing for its own sake.

    Interested in Group Writing topics that came before? See the handy compendium of monthly themes. Check out links in the Group Writing Group. You can also join the group to get a notification when a new monthly theme is posted.

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  8. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
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    What a wonderful tale about a journey of a lifetime. Whether a tropical island or the islands of your mind, share a journey with us. 

    Stop by and sign up now for June’s theme: “Journeys.”

    There are two major monthly Group Writing projects. One is the Quote of the Day project, now managed by @she. This is the other project, in which Ricochet members claim a day of the month to write on a proposed theme. This is an easy way to expose your writing to a general audience, with a bit of accountability and topical guidance to encourage writing for its own sake.

    Interested in Group Writing topics that came before? See the handy compendium of monthly themes. Check out links in the Group Writing Group. You can also join the group to get a notification when a new monthly theme is posted.

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