Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tempo for Totally Optional Prompts

We made it back from our trip to Florida then had company for four days. I haven't been very inspired for almost a month, now, and it was driving me nuts! Then on Tuesday we took our granddaughter to the beach for her first visit and she just loved the waves and an idea started to percolate in my previously dull brain. Today I hopped on my bicycle and rode to Ocean Park Beach and wrote the following poem. It's not the most original but I feel like the tempo of my life has resumed. (And I managed to get "tempo" in there!)
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Kylie watches
the swells
grow huge
with laughter.

She jumps
up and down
waiting
for the mirth

to break
all over her
like I’ve
been watching

words far out
in the ocean
building
with thoughts,

becoming pregnant,
closer and closer
until they cascade
onto this page.

Then I laugh.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its a good poem! I like the "story line" and the short sentences.

Lirone said...

A simple, effective metaphor quietly and unfussily explored. Nice.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Wow Linda, that's 'far out!' - I like the way you make it Oh so simple!

texasblu said...

I could feel the rolls of the ocean in yoour words! Very nice! Kids are a great source for creativity, aren't they? :) I laughed too!

Mad Kane said...

I enjoyed that!

anthonynorth said...

The muse has been for a swim - and come home.

gautami tripathy said...

It has! In a good way!

tears trickle slowly

Crafty Green Poet said...

very nicely done!

HL said...

Worth the wait. Well done.

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