Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Free Verse

No aa bb cc's
Nor ee dd's
My eyes will glaze
I'll maybe drool
With flashbacks
Of Algebra, high school
Not visions of
Lovely poetry
And that's why
I gotta keep my
Verses free

A quick ditty for the prompt at Poetic Asides to write a poem with the title "Free ____."  I was reading a book on writing poetry by Mary Oliver and she was talking about patterns of aa bb cc--never been able to wrap my brain around that--an old Algebra injury...also shared with an early thankful toast at the bar for OLN with dversepoetry.com-- Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Lasting Memory

A Beautiful photo of Canyon De Chelly (pronounced Day Shay) by Peggy Goetz

Cottonwood flurries
Settled in drifts
Sunrise glow
Shimmered on cliffs
Canyon wren trill
The magic still
Makes me smile

This is offered for Peggy's prompt at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com to write a poem 20 words or less, about "last." Her beautiful photo of Canyon De Chelly reminded me of a wonderful childhood memory..the last time that I was there, couldn't squeeze in how amazing it smelled, fresh stream, green willow...and the old Native American who stopped by our campsite selling hand beaded juniper seed necklaces, I still have it :-). Happy Weekend everyone!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sometimes It Takes A Hammer

On a back road singing
Windows down
Breeze blowing
Broken by siren
Flashing lights, tears
Late to work
Almost fired
Woke and couldn't
Open mouth
Teeth impacted, pulled
Came home and fell
Into a dark hole
With no ladder
All boxes for
Perfect, happy life checked
Not happy
Nearly hospitalized
With bronchitis
Two car accidents
One botched burglary
She saw the light
Through the cracks
Shoved Perfect to the curb
Disappointed her parents
Quit her job
Started law school
Met her soul mate
And realized she'd rather go naked than
Wear the coat the world made for her*

This is written for the prompt from Mary at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com with quotes from the book Two or Three things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison-- Dorothy's quotes spoke to me so strongly that I used one of them for the last two lines of my poem.  The other quote that spoke to me (and made me laugh) is "that change, when it comes cracks everything open."   Yes, it does...and sometimes you have to have cracks to see the light.. That was quite a year :-)  So here's to cracks and wearing what makes us happy ;-)  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Well Armed

Just two
Will do
Size "Me"
A chest press
Out with sad
In with glad
A warm shoulder
belong here"
Just firm enough to
Hold the weight of my
And let it fly
Away on a sigh
With a heart
That beats
Against my cheek
This was for Laurie's prompt at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com to write about what brings us comfort. However, due to mobile posting--technical difficulties, it didn't post and so I decided to share it with my friends at Poets United--Poetry Pantry poetryblogroll.blogspot.com-- I love hugs they are always comforting--however my husband's hugs are healing--he can squeeze the sad right out of me :-)   I've missed everyone these past two weeks.  Hugs to everyone!