I wanted to write a quadrille for DVerse (this week’s word is “way,” which is a very open-ended word), but I didn’t know how to start, so this was born.
This poem was mostly inspired by the Writing Wednesday prompt, “meditation.” It is a Puente poem, so called because the line in the middle acts as a “bridge” between the 2 parts of the poem. I am also sharing with the Writers’ Pantry and with JusJoJan day 24, even though the word “trigger” did not trigger any ideas, at least not yet.
This haiku was inspired by Frank J. Tassone’s haikai challenge, “Justice.” I am sharing this poem with JusJoJan: Spell because I had to spell some words in order to write this post. 🙂 I am also linking to DVerse OLN. Unfortunately, I missed the live portion, but it’s okay because I was having a very good day even without that. I hope to make it next time. Tomorrow I intend to post a longer poem than one haiku.
Drink in the heady mix of this moment,
Entirely yours for an instant:
Let come whatever may, though
Intention always consists of
Gladness, in whatever form to find
Happiness, for this thin slice of
Today is the 11th day of JusJoJan, and the prompt is “Letter,” which is easy to write about because every post is made up of letters. 🙂 I have started several more poems today than I have finished. Many letters have a line but no stanza, and some stanzas stand alone, without a poem. Maybe I could write a poem about that.
The sky is the limit:
A bit too close to
The sun for Icarus,
Almost to the clouds for
Those who built Babel’s tower —
Their efforts are dead
Or utterly cast down.
Those fools! I understand
Their quest for truth,
And a crown, and power.
In the aftermath of Christmas,
When every box has been opened
And every bag has been unwrapped,
The festivities remain quietly
In my heart and memory.
And I wish, and I wish
That they would sing again
In the present, but I must accept
The gift I was given,
And the extent of it.
On day 23 of the Christmas challenge, our prompt is “words.” What this makes me think of, keeping with the theme of Christmas, is Christmas cards. It’s always exciting to receive a card in the mail, although I sometimes get sad shortly after opening the card because it might just make me miss the person even more.
I’m also grateful for words themselves, as I love playing with them (hence, this blog). I have also been working on getting more honest and expressing myself during the past few years. Poetry and journal-writing are gifts to me! The most common gifts that I receive, by the way, are journals and notebooks.
Glad tidings :
Have a merry Christmas!
As does love,
One of the most common Christmas traditions might be writing letters to Santa. I know that my brothers and I did it every year, and
our parents Santa Claus would even write replies to us and tell us that the cookies we left out for him were delicious. The letter to Santa that I wrote yesterday and am sharing today is definitely not traditional, and I decided to write it as a cherita.