Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 Poets United Midweek Motif / To Write a Poem


 the hand crawls across the white page       clutching the pen                  making marks

dainty loops                                         grand flourishes and such         recording thoughts

which change by the moment      like catching goldfish in your hand          they can easily slip away

the hand enters a world unknown        like a journey into snow                 white surrounds the hand

visibility low                            those who would take this journey       would do so at their own peril

contour lines become visible                thick and thin                              like the scratches of the pen

fill the page                                          with abstract arabesque forms     create words

ink on paper                                        thoughts made visible               some based on memory

some on imagination                            some simply words                   cobbled together         

danger lurks                                         for months after           hundreds of bodies washed ashore      

wholesale murder                                 on the high seas                it takes courage to write a poem

April 11, 2017


thotpurge said...

Like the goldfish analogy... and yes it does take courage to write the truth.

Sumana Roy said...

'ink on paper thoughts made visible'...beautifully put...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love that closing line. It does take courage, and to put it out there for all to read.........beautifully done, Annell.

Loredana Donovan said...

Yes, it does take courage to write ... to expose the truth. Very wise :)

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emilie jung said...

These are my favorite sections:

"which change by the moment
like catching goldfish in your hand"

"he hand enters a world unknown
like a journey into snow"

"fill the page
with abstract arabesque forms"

Myrna R. said...

I like this. You're right, it is like trying to catch goldfish. And it does take courage.

Mary said...

Oh yes, it takes courage to write a poem. At least a poem that speaks of reality. I don't always have that courage. But if one doesn't jump at it when one has the chance, indeed the opportunity CAN slip away!

Susan said...

"like catching goldfish in your hand"
Ha! And it does, does , does take courage--and more than one to make a book.

Old Egg said...

One must be like a sentry and always be prepared to write it down that is why there is pad beside my bed in case a flash of inspiration in the night!

kaykuala said...

which change by the moment
like catching goldfish in your hand
they can easily slip away

Very true. Creative writing may not be easily accomplished. It can slip away easily!