Today we were asked to write poetry from our book shelf. Bjorn, at d’Verse, called it found poetry. The challenge is to arrange and make a poem using book titles from our shelf, without changing any titles. I thought these were a very fitting group for the times we are experiencing. See what you think?
Words set in stones // not on a digital screen
Lasting impressions carved on paper for the ages
Black ink embossed on each page
Linking past intentions with present emotions
Digital words can disappear in an instant
Book’s printed pages can last for centuries
Stamp Art: Dwight L. Roth
Self-Published Poetry Book
Our prompt for today’s Quadrille (44 Words) at d’Verse, is the word set, When I think of books, they are the next best thing to being “set in stone.” I remember using a typewriter like this for many years, when I was still teaching school. I had to type really hard to make the keys cut through into the purple master. Now everything is done in digital format, which can be lost at the click of a button. Call me old school, but I still like having hard copies to back me up!
I have included my new self-published book of poems collected from the many poems written for my blog and for d’Verse.
This beautiful writing spider floated in mid-air on the corner of my garage door. Spinning its lines next to the light, it sits waiting for the next poor bug to fly into the web. It is one of the biggest writing spiders that I have seen. Today I saw it wrapping up a bug for future consumption! Looks like his patience payed off!
Spider spins its web
Writing nature’s poetry
Floating on beauty
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Posting this for my Monday Haibun on d’Verse Poets Pub
As days grow shorter and hot weather cools
A few light rains help revive struggling tomatoes
Amazing what a little extra water can do
A few cool days allows blooms to form tomatoes
Now, those old vines that seemed half dead
Are putting out new growth climbing the wire
Ripe Fall tomatoes are a nice treat
Can’t wait to slice and bite into them
Now that days are shortening and I am growing old
A resurgence of energy surges forth in the form of poetry
Amazing what a little encouragement can do
Blogging seems to bring out the best inspiration in me
Sharing my experiences and photos with all of you
Followers from all over the world are climbing each week
New poems continue to flow like ripe juicy tomatoes
To be shared with those who dare to bite into them
Tasting the inspiration // passing on feelings and ideas
Today at d”Verse, we are looking at waiting and anticipation. Nothing peaks my anticipation like seeing the green tomatoes getting bigger and bigger as they turned rosy red orange. Waiting for them to ripen is wonderful anticipation.
Today at d’Verse Mish introduced us to artist Beverly Dryer. She asked us to choose one of her watercolor paintings and write a poem inspired by the painting. I chose Hogans Brown Cow. The eyes captured my imagination. Hope you enjoy it. Her painting is used with her permission.
“What brings you peace of mind and cleanses your spirit?” This was our question for the d’Verse Poets Pub poetics this evening. For me it is not just one particular thing. I love sitting under the trees and watching nature hum all around me. Music soothes my soul, both listening and playing music on my guitar with others. I love going to the Nursing Home each week where I read stories and play music and sing with them. I always come away renewed! But, I have found that posting on my blog each day brings me the most peace of mind. If I have been busy all day, all that mind clutter goes away when I sit in my chair and begin writing a poem and finding a photo or two that I can add to it. Sometimes it is the other way around. If I have no particular inspiration, I look through my photo files and am always able to find inspiration. Connecting with all of you is most rewarding. It is not so much the likes on my posts, but the comments and personal interactions that make what I do here worthwhile. So, for that I say thank you for your support and encouragement.
Sharing thoughts with you
Connecting with such great friends
Brings joy to my soul
How would you describe your words. Are they building and encouraging or do the cut and tear people down. At this time of the year it is important to build relationships and avoid the critical and judgmental attitudes. Have a great family time. Focus on the positive.
Some like Legos building
Foundations tight and strong
Holding us together
Whatever comes along
Built to last almost any assault
Some like Dominos
Where the least little thing
Sets them off ranting and raving
Running on till they destroy
all that had been set up before