Well, I don’t have a writing-related post prepared. You see, I’ve been quite lazy about working on my manuscript lately. I did write two poems yesterday, so I thought I’d share them…it was either that or post about another of my character flaws (I don’t think anyone is ready for that)! Happy Thursday to all 🙂
Her face has a story to tell,
Laugh lines, crow’s feet, thinning skin.
Age shows everywhere-
A map of where she’s been.
Her heart has stories to tell,
Beautiful gifts of a life well-lived.
Was it yesterday or years ago?
She cannot remember when…
Smashing tall blades of grass.
But misses the colorful wings.
Tries again to catch a dream-
It dodges his grasp,
Just out of reach.
He doesn’t give up,
For so long he tries.
He shows in his jar – the prize;
A moment of glory
Before he sets it free.
These are light and lovely, I enjoyed them both, particularly the second. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m glad you liked the poems!
I never knew you wrote poems by the way, until I read your last comment on my blog.
I loved the poems; especially the ending of the second one was interesting. He finally let the beautiful wings free 🙂 Sweet.
Confession: I normally get baffled when I read complicated poems–if you know what I mean. I have seen poets write in weird language (not all of course) that’s suited for the poetic types; but I am a layman when it comes to poems, so I like them short, simple and crisp just like yours 🙂
I’m glad you liked the poems (poetry was my first venture into writing, by the way. I have notebooks of stuff that starts back when I was fifteen). Yes, my older son is obsessed with insects, but he runs a catch-and-release program. I too get confused by many of the deep, meaningful poems (and they make feel dumb because I don’t ‘get’ them). That’s probably why I keep them simple 🙂
The first poem was really lovely, in a sad way… I was especially drawn to it, cuz it was kinda in line with my previous poem ‘A glass so full’…
The second one was SUPERB.. the analogy – stunning!!!
Wow! Having you comment that anything I wrote is superb or stunning is a great honor because I really enjoy reading your poetry. Thanks so much!
Okay.. now I am really flattered!!! 🙂
Thank you so much…
Wow Jenna, you should be more lazy and post more poetry 🙂 I love those!
Chasing Butterflies was simply amazing!
I’m so glad you liked them! Both were inspired by ones I love and flowed easily to paper (thank goodness for post-it notes). I’m sure I’ll post more, but I don’t know when…
You’ve got quite the set up here. I LOVE your page, especially all the pictures of your fuzzies here, you may have noticed I have an affinity for those little friends. I’m going to add you to my blog roll if you don’t mind.
I’m glad you stopped by, Lavender Blue! I would be honored to be on your blogroll…thanks for the HUGE compliment.
P.S. I enjoy your posts, so I check back often for new stuff – I look forward to your humorous take on life!