What Passes for Passing

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.

Omar N. Bradley

A door framed
In the desert
The sands pass
Nothing more

What mother takes
Of a sunny disposition
is returned
In the thaw

A little
is still

pass (v.)

late 13c., passen (transitive), “to go by (something),” also “to cross over,” from Old French passer “to pass” (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *passare “to step, walk, pass”

Call me through the veil
I will walk in my sleep
To find you

A tilted town
Jilted by progress
Yearning for bigger lights
And never found

We pass
In the hall
In fortitude
Eyes meet
The facade

Weekly Theme:
Open Form Poetry

Open form poems, often still referred to as “free verse” poems, do not use regular rhythmic patterns (i.e., metric feet), are usually unrhymed, have varying line lengths, and have no set line groupings.

21 thoughts on “What Passes for Passing

    1. So do I. I think there is a confusion between the different dialects of English, something that happened in the past. Maybe best just to leave the past in the past.

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  1. I enjoyed this post, too. My favorite was “Call me through the veil / I will walk in my sleep / To find you”. It reminds me of the time my husband and I dreamed together in the same dream. It was awesome!

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