Monday, October 08, 2007


can we find the grace
of little meaningless hours
that pass carrying no burden
greater than a trace of pleasantness
no countries saved
no great heroism
no answer to sciences main questions

the carousel of mindless time
that takes us up and down
with equal gravity
and for all the turning wheel
leaves us where we came from

and smiling


Shubhodeep said...

ah.. at your reflective best... small is indeed also significant.. isn't it?

Russell Ragsdale said...

Yes it is, my perceptive young friend. Thanks shubhodeep, for that fine and much appreciated comment!

Shubhodeep said...

ah, well i did make it to STB at last

Russell Ragsdale said...

Please accept a big congratulations from me. Welcome aboard shubhodeep!

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Hi Russell-- I might have already sent you an email about this, but in case I didn't-- there’s a new weekly poetry prompt site at
Totally Optional Prompts

Stop by and check it out!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Ah but such is the pleasure of such hours that the spawn a poem - is that not a heroic end in its self?

Shubhodeep said...

Thought I'd let you know that I've done a much-needed revamp on my blog. Let me know how you find it.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Tiel! I'm looking forward to finding out about this weekly prompt. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! I hope all our hours will always spawn so happily. Oh dear, I'm begining to sound like CJ (that's pretty good, really). Thanks, my sweet, for that happy comment.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi shubhodeep! I noticed the new name. I'll change your link to it today, I hope. I'm looking forward to seeing what other new things you have put there for our delectation. Thanks for keeping me informed.

Pat Paulk said...

The world needs to take a vacation like this for a couple of centuries. Excellent Russell!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! Sometimes we just need to get out of the yoke and just wander around a bit. Glad you enjoyed this my friend.

faye said...

such truth! when i find myself in such peaceful moments (albeit fleeting), i savor it as much i can. i am happy knowing that someone on another part of the world feels the same. :-D

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Faye! Those moments are a treasure, aren't they! Glad you visited out my way (I live 300 miles from the Chinese border. I'm pretty much WAY ON THE OTHER SIDE of the world). I'm so greatful for your very nice comment!