Saturday, March 9, 2013

Possibilities SOLC 9 of 31

I've been reading a lot of poetry this week and thought I'd give it a try.  It's not a genre I usually write.  The weekend (especially Saturday morning when the whole weekend looms ahead) always gives me time to slow down, take a breath and savor.  So, here is my first attempt at poetry on my blog.




Possibilities



Today floats in
gently,
quietly,
                                 and whispers of possibilities.

Time reaches out.
       Beckoning me closer.

I slip into her embrace
carefully,
relishing
       the promise
of
             peace,
solitude,
          accomplishment.




 Disclaimer:  Remember, all of my kids are grown up now.  I remember Saturdays that were filled with sports and music events.  I would have written an entirely different poem about the weekends 10 years ago.  :)

Thank you to Ruth and Stacey at Two Writing Teachers for hosting the Slice of Life Challenge.  You can read more slices on their blog.


22 comments:

  1. Your words and the shape of them reach out. Keep at the poetry. It is good.

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    1. Thank you Elle. The shape just happened and then I liked it, so I played with it a bit more.

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    1. Thank you. I savor these Saturday mornings.

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  3. I love the shape of your poem! It felt like it was gently blowing... like a breeze through a willow. :)

    I wrote poetry on my blog today, too!

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    1. I am going over to your blog right now to check it out. :)

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  4. I like slipping into time's embrace :). That's a beautiful concept!
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    1. Thank you. I played with that line quite a bit.

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  5. Your first attempt is great...please continue. I liked your disclaimer too! Your words flowed easily, as they seemed to flow by their placement on the blog.

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    1. Thank you Jackie. I had to add the disclaimer the end. All I could think about was how hectic Saturday mornings used to be when our kids were still at home. :)

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  6. Perhaps you shold continue writing poetry. Your word choice creates a visual for the reader. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Kristen. I had fun writing it.

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  7. Sounds like a perfect day - whispers of possibilities. I agree -- you need to continue to write more poetry. Eloquent!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Saturdays are full of promise and Sunday is filled with, "Yikes, I still have a lot to do!" :)

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  8. This is a very impressive FIRST poetry post! As someone who is thoroughly intimidated by poetry, I find great encouragement watching people post their poetry. You all make it look so easy! :) I really like this piece.

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    1. I say go for it! What have you got to lose? :)

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  9. The layout of your poem gives it a sense of gently floating on a breeze -a peaceful, easy feeling. As a probationary poet this is a fine use of words. You should be well pleased. The world needs its poets. We are the ones who capture rainbows in jars...

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  10. As others have noted, straying from the left margin is a very apt and effective choice. Personification is a great device to make abstract concepts (today, time) into more concrete presences in your writing. Nice! :)

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  11. Beautiful!

    I love how you gave shape to this season in your life.

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  12. Your poem spoke to me today, Julie...I've been thinking a lot about "time" and what I would like to accomplish in the years (that are going by so quickly) ahead. I need to "slip into her embrace" instead of running like a wild woman. I need to get rid of the feeling that it's a race, and embrace peace, solitude, and accomplishment.

    Thank you for the gift of your thoughts!

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