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Nina
Destination

I ride forwards
on yesterday’s winds,
propelled into uncertainty
by life’s variable currents.

Perpetual movement
fragments action
into a shower
of fading memories.

Forgotten dreams
echo in shadowy space:
dust particles
blown beyond reach
by turbulent winds.

I travel onwards to tomorrow;
time slipping speedily
through spanned fingers
as I close the distance
on my destination.

One last breath gasped
before oblivion.

       ~

copyright Nina 2005


Nina




Jox
Hi Nina,

I've read this (thank you very much) and will try to get my brain in gear later today, after my trip to Surrey.

Take care, J.
Nina
Thanks J

Enjoy your trip to Surrey

Nina
ohsteve
nina....instead of
Perpetual movement
fragments (action) .........why not use cascade seems to me to read better.
into a shower
of fading memories.


Other than that one wordd it reads very welland has some good imagry ...Steve
Nina
Hi Steve

nina....instead of
Perpetual movement
fragments (action) .........why not use cascade seems to me to read better.
into a shower
of fading memories


thanks very much for the suggestion though I feel it slightly changes the image I'm trying to convey of the action breaking up into pieces.  When you look back and remember an event, you rarely remember the whole thing just bits of it that made an impression.

>S>Other than that one wordd it reads very welland has some good imagry ...Steve

thank you very much

Nina
Toumai
Hi Nina

Ah well, we'll all get there some day ...

I ride forwards
on yesterday’s winds,  --- nice use of yesterday/forwards
propelled into uncertainty  --- soooo true!
by life’s variable currents.  --- sounds like a bit of chaos theory there :)

Perpetual movement
fragments action
into a shower
of fading memories.  --- interesting image; very original

Forgotten dreams
echo in shadowy space:  --- yep, that's my mind
dust particles
blown beyond reach
by turbulent winds.  --- another nice image of us grasping around for something we once looked for

I travel onwards to tomorrow;
time slipping speedily
through spanned fingers  --- scary stuff; brill
as I close the distance
on my destination.

One last breath gasped
before oblivion.   --- so make the most of the journey?

Original and powerful take on the idea, thanks.

One tiny nit: you use "winds" in S1 L2 and again S3 L5 (you could maybe change the 2nd to simply turbulence?)

Fran
Nina
Hi Fran

>F>Ah well, we'll all get there some day ...

unfortunately we do indeed and each second we move closer, a cheerful thought not!

I ride forwards
on yesterday’s winds,  --- nice use of yesterday/forwards
propelled into uncertainty  --- soooo true!
by life’s variable currents.  --- sounds like a bit of chaos theory there


that's life though isn't, totally chaotic

Perpetual movement
fragments action
into a shower
of fading memories.  --- interesting image; very original


thank you

Forgotten dreams
echo in shadowy space:  --- yep, that's my mind


yup, mine too, far to much shadowy space and cobwebs gathering

dust particles
blown beyond reach
by turbulent winds.  --- another nice image of us grasping around for something we once looked for


thanks

I travel onwards to tomorrow;
time slipping speedily
through spanned fingers  --- scary stuff; brill
as I close the distance
on my destination.


time has this scary habit of slipping through one's fingers before you turn round to take breath.  Where did 2005 go so quickly and the older you get the faster time appears to pass.

One last breath gasped
before oblivion.   --- so make the most of the journey?


indeed

>F>Original and powerful take on the idea, thanks.

thank you very much

>F>One tiny nit: you use "winds" in S1 L2 and again S3 L5 (you could maybe change the 2nd to simply turbulence?)

drat!  I had that originally as breeze and forgot the reason behind it so changed it to winds.  I think turbulence would work well, thank you.

Thanks very much for your comments.

Nina
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