January 25, 2012

Color Me White

Prompt from Poetic Bloomings: write about color


After mulling over this prompt for a few days and not really coming up with anything, I finally found inspiration in the most random task: giving my dog a much-needed bath! You see, our dog used to be pretty white. At least, she was mostly white with a black stripe down her back when we adopted her. But she loves the outdoors, and our outdoors has a lot of orange clay. A lot of wet orange clay. And I think some of the orange has become rather permanent....


Just like snow in rain,
she never stays white for long:
dog-shaped chameleon?

January 18, 2012

Breathe

Prompt from Poetic Bloomings: "Take an eye-catching line from one of the poems posted ahead of you at Poetic Bloomings, and use it as the title of a totally new poem. Be sure to credit the poet and poem it is from."


Worried sighs draw lines across your brow,
tears of stress caress your wearied face,
shouldered cares slow down your pace-

just stop! strike out those worries,
wipe off those clinging tears, slow down
and shrug away those shouldered cares-

raise your head up high and breathe,
enjoy the now while it is still today,
this too will pass away- so breathe.


"Breathe/enjoy the now" – from “Urgent Clocks” by Mary Mansfield

January 09, 2012

Winter



Only in quiet
can the soul enjoy winter,
calmed by the stillness.

January 02, 2012

The End?

Prompt from Poetic Bloomings: write about endings

Some stories die, but
new ones always bloom instead:
keep driving forward.


Note: one of my goals for 2012 is to resume writing poetry with some consistency; I am aiming for at least 1 poem/week. Any encouragement toward that goal is more than welcome!