Monday, April 26, 2021


For today's prompt, take the phrase "(blank) World," 
replace the blank with a word or phrase, 
make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

I wonder what today will bring
As morning spreads glistening wings
Above earth’s-re-emerging bars
As heaven blushes away stars
And darkened awnings thin until
Dawn fills a worldwide windowsill

I wonder at mercy renewed
My heart, a cup of gratitude
That while we slept God didn’t scorn
His promise and withheld new morn
(Though we have made a sorry mess
Of reverence and righteousness)

I wonder at the way the world
Now wide awake and dew-drop pearled
Invites the likes of you and me
To endless possibility
As sky-wide gates are flung ajar
And mercy meets us where we are

I wonder at the world at large
Where we, aboard its season-barge
And fellow-travelers; as such
I wonder why we fight so much
Instead of using Time’s Short-Sweet
To help each other to our feet

I wonder what today will bear
Before it slips into thin air
And earth is tucked beneath a quilt
Of stars on blue and echo-gilt
I wonder, nay, pray it will be
Memento-of-love memory

© Janet Martin

Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, 
who alone works wonders. 
And blessed be His glorious name forever; 
and may the whole earth be filled with His glory. 
Amen and Amen.
 – Psalm 72:18-19


  1. I loved this over on Poetic Asides too - i love the way you pose the questions and take us on a journey

  2. Thank you. Such endless options for this fun prompt!!


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