Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 9, 2014 We Write Poems

Write Poems 

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In her book, A Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris explains a wonderful little writing exercise: writing out your own emotional weather report inside, either your own internal weather, or that of another individual.  Have fun and write.
Elizabeth


The Weather Report
Clear and Sunny
     The world anew
      For me and you
Mostly Sunny
      No threat of storm
      Voices low
Partly Sunny
      While not a promise
      I’ll take it
Cold with sunny intervals
      Wrap your heart
      In a sweater
Sunny, but cold
     No need for
     Umbrella
Breezy with some sun
     Hang onto your
     Heart so it won’t
     Be blown all over
     The mesa
Mostly sunny and cold
     You will need
     A jacket and
     Shades
Cold with plenty of sunshine
     The cold will freeze
     Your heart
      The sunshine will
      Thaw it
Partial sunshine
     You look my way
     And smile
Plenty of sunshine
      I smile back
Sunny and milder
      Warm in your arms
      Whisper love songs
Abundant sunshine
     You are mine
     I am yours





9 comments:

  1. Wonderful weather in your area of the world!

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  2. Love how you define each change of relational weather and make it all so personal and immediate,

    Elizabeth

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  3. I like your weather report, Annell.

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  4. Beautiful and I agree with Denise very clever =)

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  5. this is a pretty cool exercise...
    the wrap your heart in a sweater made me smile....
    and did the very sweet end...

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  6. This is heartwarming and beautiful. If ever make it back out west, I'll follow your advice to "Hang onto your/Heart so it won’t/Be blown all over/The mesa".

    -Nicole

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  7. The weather forms us and informs us..both scenes were a delight to enter..but that little barn cat stole my heart x

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