Poetry is hard, but fun – Day 30

Today, there’s an excess of
mashed potato clouds.
The curve of sky is smooth
stretching away like a cat
into a ray of sunshine.
This interrupted wall is –
like a shallow tidepool,
sand and shy coquinas hidden
between my toes. Alone
in a crowd is worse
By far
than alone with a book.
One is lonely,
the other lovely.
Collecting words, like seashells
takes time, and patience too.
Handing them back to the paper
drains like a leaky tub,
slowly and loudly,
all subtlety lost, no nonsense left
for melded metaphors or
soft similes.

I’m going to spend the next month just reading books and poetry. I’m all out of words and this poem proves it. Good thing it’s the end of the month, I’m tuckered out. Good job anyone who participated! Go us! This is always a fun month for reading good poetry and meeting cool people. I hope you’ve enjoyed my (rather lame) attempts at poetry. In other news, I won Camp NaNoWriMo!! Ended the month with about 32k words and a more cohesive story than I had before, which is reassuring. I think I’ll just leave this here….
Camp nanowrimo badge!

Have a lovely year, see you next April! 😀



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One response to “Poetry is hard, but fun – Day 30

  1. If this is your end of the month try at a poem and you’re “out of words”, then I MUST meander your site more and read some of your work when you’ve had the time. I really enjoy this piece….especially
    “By far
    than alone with a book.
    One is lonely,
    the other lovely.
    Collecting words, like seashells
    takes time, and patience too.”
    GREAT imaging and so so true!
    Thanks for stopping by and liking my “Walk This Lane”. If you look at my About, you’ll see I’m much much older than you 🙂 and I’m in my “rejuvenatement” period — knowing the power of words, I refuse to use the term “retirement.” I just came to writing poetry this past February — taking an online Poetry Apprenticeship —- then did two days of work on WordPress tutorials and, unlike the old dog who cannot learn new tricks, I did! So very new to this blogging world. I’m enjoying myself immensely. I especially enjoy the “return policy” that seems indigenous to the blogosphere — where someone Likes a poem of mine and then I get to meander their site and make their acquaintance too! When my children (now 38 and 40) were in their terrific twos (again, I always chose not to use the word “terrible” to describe that age) — I found myself saying to them, “Use your words” when they’d go into those high pitched screams of frustration or the “Mine!” stage. And now, after all these years, I find myself following the moniker myself!
    So, will meander your site a bit more — quite obvious that you are an accomplished writer! Hope you’ll meander my way again, also!

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