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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Perchance to Meander

Poetic Asides – Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 7 Prompt:


Today's prompt is to write a "ramble poem." That is, I want you to write a poem where you just start rambling without worrying about where you're headed. Very interesting things can happen in these poems. And don't worry about the interesting things, because they tend to just happen if you let yourself ramble.


Rambling

overheard at the coffee shop
don’t want to go to prom
with him, do you want to go?
the clang of the espresso machine
daughter’s voice across a bookshelf
computer questions
my phone ringing
with my son’s voice
voice lessons, and daughter singing
random melodies and words
words, words, beloved words
words flying across the page
faster than my hands can type
falling out of my fingers
and taking their places
so effortlessly on the page
like a flood has been pent up
inside of me for a week
dealing with loss, grief
sadness and exhaustion
sleepy sillies and foggy brain
rain falling, falling, falling
outside the window
flooding, and draining
and the sun shines
through the clouds
another day dawns
life goes on
good things come
and I want to enjoy them all
starting with the hot tea
in this ceramic cup
as I sit listening
to the sounds that fill the coffee shop


TLS, April, 2008

1 comment:

Childlife said...

A beautiful ramble, TaunaLen. Thanks for letting me tag along :)

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