Poem: Curtailed

(For National Poetry Month I am writing a stream-of-conscious poem per day. Each poem is  a spontaneous poem single edit – could get messy!  Here is Poem #11)

 

expectations of eternity
cut short
by cruel mortal finality
we are
filled with youthful vanity
that we
were exempt from these rules

in the face of each tragedy
we stop
hold near each other anxiously
retrench
rebuild back our inner fallacy
that we
are exempt from these rules

this is what halts our insanity
in a nutshell
by us simply weaving a tapestry
of illusion
living our lives ever forgetfully
that we
are ephemeral and so are these rules.

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Poem: Snowdrops

(For National Poetry Month I am writing a stream-of-conscious poem per day. Each poem is  a spontaneous poem single edit – could get messy!  Here is Poem #10)

I am expecting
warm sunny days
turning my fancy into
thoughts of flowers
blooming sweetly

snowday

Today!?

crocuses brilliant
against the browns
buds pushing up
from mud below

instead I awaken
finding snowdrops
swirling from above
covering my dreams
with cold reality

winter has come
to say goodbye.

Days: April 15th (World Art Day)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 15th.   World Art Day is an international celebration for honouring and advancing the Fine Arts. The event was created by the International Association of Arts, and the first event was held in 2012. The day is about creativity and imagination – daring people to make what they imagine. Art builds bridges. Continue reading

Poem: Turnstile

(For National Poetry Month I am writing a stream-of-conscious poem per day. Each poem is  a spontaneous poem single edit – could get messy!  Here is Poem #9)

slip your token
in the slot
give a whirl
push on in
spin spin spin

round and round
clickety click
you were out
now your in
spin spin spin

move it forward
feel it give
all the way
move it in
spin spin spin

no regrets
no returns
past is past
get on in
spin spin spun

Days: April 14th (Lincoln Shot)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 14th.   On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was mortally wounded after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was attending a performance of the comedy “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Continue reading