Sunday, November 11, 2012

Poetic Ketchup

Cold Thanks

William, I forgive you for
Eating my plums
Your words satiated my
Hunger in exactly
The right way
But couldn't you have left
Just one?

C'est La Vie

When he's gone I'll
Send
A single text to
Me
“c'est la vie”
Life will not be
Empty
In fact I'll have
More tea
And a cup less
Of misery
Which will
Bring me
Joie de vivre
When he's gone
I'll be free
To sip life
Slowly

Still trying to keep up with the poem a day challenge--and then I decided to roll nearly all of them into one.  The first poem is a combination of the prompt of  Day 6 Left and Right poem -Walt; and Day 8 talk back to a dead poet, from Daniel Ari. I love the poem "This Is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15535  If you've never read, it do something nice for yourself and click on the link.  "Cold Thanks" is the reply to that poem.  And the second poem, I have combined the following prompts: Day 5 Write a text poem-Amanda Laughtland;; Day 7 Circular poem-  Eleanore;  Day 9 When he's gone--Sally Jadlow; Day 10  Use a foreign word in the title of  the poem--Linda Hofke;  And, I'm also sharing this with the lovely poets at Poets United Poetry Pantry!  poetryblogroll@blogspot.com Enjoy :-)











21 comments:

  1. Love this! "In fact I'll have more tea and a cup less of misery". Oh, you are singing my song!

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    1. Hi Sherry, so nice to have you back!! Thank you for the lovely compliment and for singing along :-)

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  2. Sara, I cannot believe you satisfied 278 prompts with two poems!!! The first is whimsical; the second, touching: "To sip life slowly." I understand exactly how that feels, and you voiced it naturally and beautifully. Two winners!

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    1. Hi Amy!! I don't think I quite checked all the boxes, but it was fun to try. Thank you for the love:-)

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    1. Hi G.S.!! Always so nice to see you. Really enjoying your poems as well.:-)

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  4. Really loving the second one - cup less of misery is brilliant!

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    1. Hi Robert!! Great to see you--thank you, that was one of my fav lines too and the ending, fit my thoughts (from a past relationship) to a "T'":-)

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  5. Brilliant.
    I like the, 'I care but for my sanity I'm letting you go and life will go on without you' Love the.. going to have a cup of tea...slowly. Brilliant :)

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    1. Wow! Thank you Brenda, it's morning and I'm having my coffee with your lovely comments--a wonderful way to start a day!! :-)

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  6. Well you really achieved a miracle by combining all those theses from the PA challenges. Ha, I am way behind. I intended to catch up this weekend, but....

    I like the "Cold Thanks." Excellent take-off on the WCW poem...one I always liked as well. And as for the second poem, I will have more tea as well. Smiles.

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    1. Hi Mary!! That makes me happy that you know that WCW poem too, don't know why I love it so much, maybe just the simplicity and I can just taste those plums :-) Good luck on your catch-up, look forward to reading your poems.

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  7. Love this feast of a Poetry Mashup, Sara! Wonderful! :)

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    1. Hi De!! Great way to describe it :-) Thank you

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  8. Really enjoyed both offerings. "free to sip life slowly"..love that.

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    1. Hi Jennifer!! Thank you very much. :-)

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  9. there are people in our lives that hinder us, enjoying it..always tough to have to let people go but sometimes it's for the better...

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    1. Hi Claudia!! Welcome home :-) True, true. Letting go is not easy, but the result is freedom <3

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  10. ha these are so fun...the first one in particular...giving me the smile i needed...the second too...love the attitude in each...moving on and positive...

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!