Meaning in the Meaningless

Old in age, I am young at heart

Seeing my way through an uncharted maze

I look for light in the winter dark of night

Racing slowly toward the finish line

*

Days creep by, as redundant weeks roll on

Attempting to find meaning in the meaningless

Believing in that unbelievable Spirit of all Creation

Experiencing grace and comfort in not knowing

*

In this winter of freezing joints and pushing buds

I defy the waiting cold earth with warm sunshine

I write my simple poems from inspired words unknown

As night closes in, each new day dawns

I am the bud and the blossom, I am the late-falling leaf” – from The Paradox by Paul Dunbar

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Laura asked us to consider writing from the perspective of paradox. She gave us some lines from different poems to choose from for inspiration. I chose the one from Paul Dunbar’s, The Paradox.

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61 thoughts on “Meaning in the Meaningless

  1. Your poem resonates deeply with me, Dwight, I too feel young at heart, but age has brought arthritis and I have started walking with a stick, which is why I feel the lines:
    β€˜In this winter of freezing joints and pushing buds
    I defy the waiting cold earth with warm sunshine
    I write my simple poems from inspired words unknown
    As night closes in, each new day dawns’.

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  2. I like your understated expression of faith here, Dwight:
    ‘Believing in that unbelievable Spirit of all Creation
    Experiencing grace and comfort in not knowing’
    I believe I have been experiencing something similar this winter.

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  3. Seeing my way through an uncharted maze
    I look for light in the winter dark of night
    Racing slowly toward the finish line

    This is a classic Dwight! The prompt managed to draw the best from you. Not just the 3 lines above but your whole poem. Flows off so naturally. Fantastic!

    Hank

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