Sunday, April 30, 2017

LISTS/ April 30, 2017/ The Sunday Whirl/ Sunday's Whirligig/ Poets United -- Poets Pantry



where to begin                      first things first                      create a list               


begin the calendar year       january the month                life curled by the fire


making lists                            new year’s resolutions          all to be broken in short order


with that out of the way       a new list of what is next     perhaps i will




mingle with the jays             in spring                                 pick the yellow daffodils


sit on the branch       and sing at the top of my lungs       the songs of spring


i let go                         and spiral to the ground                   join the saints in prayer


i wear woven sackcloth       of brown                                 rough to the touch


run in the fields of new green         an itch breaks out     cabin fever burning




check the lists                       settle accounts                      you are the daughter

 i never had                            dressed in lace              a red silk rope around your waist


you drag it behind                red line in the landscape     dolls on a shelf


lives woven from thin air      the year continues                new lists created


April 30, 2019            







Sherry Marr said...

I love your spring list, especially sitting in a tree singing at the top of your lungs. Way more fun than MY To Do lists, LOL. Poignant, the lines about the daughter you never had.

brudberg said...

The daughter you never had... reminds me of a classic poem in Sweden by Anna-Maria Lenngren who wrote a poem in the form of a letter to a daughter she never had.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Lists are the bane of my existence. I try to shy away from them as much as possible!

R.K. Garon said...

Excellent! Very "Sartre"

ayala said...

I see it like Sherry,very poignant that daughter you never had...To do lists is a nice touch.

Jae Rose said...

I love the song you sing - and picture you on the branch..singing and soaring

Old Egg said...

Useful as lists are they reall are only suggestions it is always best to go where the wind blows it is easier that way.

april-pad-challenge-final-day said...

I think that lists are just an attempt to try to control some kind of outcome. Sort of putting the house in order because there is always chaos.