Reading & Writing Poetry
I resolve not to. The rest my darling is up to you.
I resolve not towaste words with inkbut speak them softly in your ear,steal the sun's quiet settingor the wavelets dying flutterfor my inspiration.I reslove not torely on resolves.
I Resolvenot to shoot the neighbor’s dog,though it needs a bullet badly;not to run any more yellow lights,as those damned cameras nail you every time;not to rail so vehemently against winter,for it garners no results--it’s likethrowing a sock full of cat shit at the moon;not to buy a good digital cameraand learn how to use it properlyuntil Summer, even thoughimages beckon and icons lurkbehind headstones and junk yard fences;not to purchase flowers weekly for my wife,because even beauty can become boringand love’s flames only need so much fanning;not to wait another full year beforecontacting my brother, for we are bothold men now and need to hug more often;not to pine for that pistol,the .357 Ruger revolverthat haunts my dreams;not to give up seeking Sasquatchfor he waits patientlyfor our encounter to come.Glenn ButtkusJanuary 2011
Hi there - 3 very different responses to the prompt.Stephen: you're taking economy to the extreme : ) Do you think you could be channelling Dorothy Parker?! : )Keith: a paced, gentle approach and 'yes' to the speaking in the 3rd line. Glen: love the variety here, in tone and content. It alternately moved me, made me think, and smile.See you soon.Lx
Thanks for the feedback. Hope you are "home" now,and the weather is not animpairment. Odd, but it seemsto me that over the Fall, andnow the dead of Winter, thenumber of participants forthe writing challenges hasdwindled some; perhaps aresult of your hiatus, or justthe poets moving on in theirquest for readership andcounsel.
Hi Glen - Yes, I'm home. Thank you.Yes, less comments, but followers of the blog have increased. I guess people respond when they have the time.I thought there had been a longer 'gap' between posts too but when I checked there wasn't really too much difference than other months. It just felt like that with the holidays I guess! Next post I'll share with Facebook to encourage a few more responses.Speak soon.Lx
I resolvenotto make sexist remarksin case the worldis eavesdropping
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