English: Yearning Flow Small sike near Yearnin...

English: Yearning Flow Small site near Yearning Flow in Newcastleton Forest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

immeasurable yearning
as the sheet catches
in flames and inky smoke

tomorrow she will wake
while still dark and before
her confidence erodes

she’ll walk the pebbled path
to safety in the clay hills
that bend to meet her
Written for The Sunday Whirl.   The words this week are flames, yearn, immeasurable, safe, inky, bend, waking, still, erode, clay, sheet, pebble.

About Sabra Bowers

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38 Responses to Yearning

  1. deanabo says:

    This is really good. I could feel her yearning to conquer.

  2. Sabra Bowers says:

    Thank you! So glad you visited and left me a comment. I’d like to have her courage and ability to walk that pebbled path and climb those clay hills. 🙂

  3. kathy meenach says:

    Lovely words for a Sunday. Thoughts to help prepare me for my journey ahead . . . .

  4. Claudsy says:

    Good one, Sabra. It shows but also intrigues the reader to speculate about where she is, what’s really happned, and why. This would make a terrific core idea for a short story, as well. I like it very much.

  5. Sabra Bowers says:

    Thank you, Claudsy. Wonderful to see you here! Like your short story idea. 🙂

  6. That looks like a perfect place for a walk! I think your words just might inspire me to get up and outside now!

  7. Jae Rose says:

    A journey to a safe place..i can relate to that..beautifully written..

  8. That is wonderful. She is going to step up and seek protection. 🙂

  9. Oooh “clay hills that bend ” – lovely

  10. daphnepurpus says:

    I really enjoyed this! Thanks!

  11. WabiSabi says:

    She is blessed to have found the pebbled path to safety! Beautiful! 🙂

  12. Imelda says:

    You make magic with so few words available. 🙂

  13. Old Egg says:

    As I read this I felt you were walking the pebbled path bare foot. That made it doubly daunting! It is always a pleasure to walk alone with nature and somehow reach back to your roots.

    • Sabra Bowers says:

      Maybe she had to go bare foot to not be heard. Oooh, I like that. Yes, it is a pleasure to walk and/or sit in nature. And it is important to reach back to our roots. Thanks for you visit and interesting comment about bare feet. 🙂

  14. Irene says:

    I like the sense of suspension at the end.

  15. 1sojournal says:

    Love that final verse and hills bending to meet her…


  16. Lovely and with a slight air of mystery. Great picture, too!

  17. before her confidence erodes – beautiful! Lovely poem, Sabra!

  18. The first line pulled me in immediately. Simply the idea of immeasurable yearning made my chest ache a little. And I love the line about the clay hills bending down to meet her. Lovely poem.

  19. Pamela says:

    Sabra, so full of yearning. Well done with the words. I am extremely late reading on the wordles from almost two weeks ago. My apologies.


  20. Sabra Bowers says:

    Thank you, Pamela. Happy to see you here anytime. 🙂

  21. Miss Stacy says:

    this is a stunning write…i think the last stanza is my favorite, though it’s beautiful through and through!

    stacy lynn mar

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