Friday, April 12, 2013

In Case of Broken ___

In Case of Broken Dreams
Open case
Tie each piece
Gently, tenderly
To a colorful kite tail
And release

In Case of Broken Window
Run!!

In Case of Broken Ground
Scoop a soft space
Place
Seeds, fragrant is best
Water well
And rest

The Poetic Asides Poem A Day prompt yesterday was "In Case of ____"  the prompt today is to write a Broken poem--they just seemed to fit so well together (irony, broken and fitting, or maybe not...)  These were like chips, couldn't write just one ;-)  Enjoy!
. Shared with Poets United Poetry Pantry where dreams have a happy home poetryblogroll.blogspot.com

38 comments:

  1. You're right: these two prompts make a great combo.I wonder where the shards of dreams will end up.

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    1. Hi Aprille!! An excellent question--I had in mind that they could come back, or maybe they belong to someone else? Thank you! :-)

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  2. A unique approach here, one that is quite entertaining and effective. I like it, Sara!

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    1. Hi Kim!! Thank you very much. I had fun writing them :-)

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  3. We dream then we wake
    We live then we dream
    Dreams that come and go
    Like the drains whirl
    and the rivers flow

    Our windows break
    Or the glass continues to ooze
    Be it jagged or wavy
    The glass never can remain smooth

    Starting in the days of old
    The ground gave birth to our dreams
    As the window too was borne from the ground
    The old made new and the new made old
    Never flinching, always strong, ready to be plowed
    That's the way of Mother Earth and her fertile ground

    You said you enjoy a poem for a poem so I thought I might see where your words would take me!

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    1. Hi!! Enjoyed this very much, especially tying in the windows borne from ground--that's always fascinated me and how glass is actually liquid--very cool. I like where the words took you :-)

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    1. Hi ZQ!! Welcome :-) and thank you!

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  5. Clever how the prompts fit together to draw the hope out.

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    1. Hi Libby!! Thank you, I hadn't looked at it like that--it was one of those flow from one to the next :-)

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  6. I adore your stanza about broken dreams. I feel like people don't write enough about what you're supposed to do with broken dreams, just the fact that having them is a bummer. But you present a whimsical solution to broken dreams that makes me feel warm and fuzzy. And of course the humor of the broken window made me smile. :^) Lots of fun!

    Cheers,
    Brianna
    http://something-clever-here.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Brianna!! Welcome :-) That is about the nicest compliment I could receive. Thank you so very much!

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  7. I really liked the idea of tying each piece of a broken dream to a colorful kite tail...perhaps this is one way they can gain rebirth.

    (Thanks for your visit to my blog, Sara!)

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    1. Mary, you definitely understand me, that is the sense that I had when I was writing that. Thank you for being so perceptive :-)

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  8. Very meaningful, specially the last verse ~ In case of a broken glass, sweep them away and take another glass this time with care ~

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    1. Hi Grace!! I love your take on that--thank you :-) Glass definitely needs to be handled with care..

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  9. Like the Broken Ground verse, but each holds a bit of truth and soft humor. Good write, better read.

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi Elizabeth!! Welcome:-) That's me--truth and soft humor--so happy you enjoyed the poems.

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  10. I love the juxtaposition of the last line of the first stanza and the last line of the second.....release....rest. Good advice!

    Don't Lay Me Down

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    1. Hi! and Welcome :-) I love how you saw that--very insightful, and totally serendipitous.

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  11. 1. is a lovely thought
    2. made me grin
    3. has a soothing quality to it

    A nice read, all :-)

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    1. Hi Jennifer!! Thank you for taking the time to compliment each one--the second one I just couldn't resist! Really enjoyed your poem :-)

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    1. Hi Rosemary, so glad that you enjoyed them. Your poem was wonderful :-)

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  13. hah - I remember those old day of breaking windows. Cool and authentic piece.

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    1. Hi Ollie! Ah yes, I remember them too. Never broke a window, but did have to run from angry orchard owners every now and then--nothing like a sun warmed fig, right off the tree ;-)

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  14. sounds like good advice. :)

    enjoyed the read.

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

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  15. This is such a clever idea - and I love the way you have phrased each example.

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    1. Hi Kerry!! welcome :-) and thank you very much for the compliment and smiles!

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  16. growing from something broken, I like that

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    1. Hi Andrea!! Welcome :-) Yes, I love repurposing and recycling :-)

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  17. ah that sounds like good advise...the resting part is so difficult as we always think we have to DO something...

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    1. Hi Claudia!! You're right, resting is difficult, but seeds need peace :-)

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  18. I simply loved it; how you tend a broken dream and a broken ground. It's so simple yet profound.

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    1. Hi Himani!! Welcome :-) Funny how the simple can be profound, thank you for such a lovely compliment :-)

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  19. Awww, so beautiful! I love that you released the broken dreams on kites. :)

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