Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Medditation on Letter E by Danny Sheehan

I gave my Poetry-writing students this assignment this week and a couple of them asked if I could post their poems.
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Meditation on Letter E

E is eternity that awaits us
the second part of us
the evil side,
always hungry
eating people apart by their fears.

E is the emptiness
that fills the broken ones,
the eyes blind by the lies
you tell yourself.

It’s the escape we long to find,
the entrance that will save us
from the execution.

It’s the end of everything,
the eclipse
to elimination.

9 comments:

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Hi Danny, that's a cool meditation on the letter E!

I like the idea that E is eternity that awaits us!!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Cool!

What a super exercise for students!

I took a wholly different tack with the LETTER prompt. Heck, I'm a rebel. ;-)

IT’S NOT FUNNY . . . OR IS IT?

Tumblewords: said...

Nice poem, Danny. I like the way you've moved into the letter, feeling the words, the emotions of those words and the final 'end' is wonderful.

anthonynorth said...

You're doing a good job posting these.

gautami tripathy said...

I like how the E is connected to eternity and Evil and it is on us to choose the one. Danny, you did well with this!

Crafty Green Poet said...

That's excellent, so many words beginning with 'e' appearing seamlessly in the poem.

LadyGarfield said...

impressive! "E is the emptiness..." i particularly enjoyed this stanza very much. Thanks, Danny.

Giggles said...

Great job Danny! "It’s the escape we long to find,the entrance that will save us from the execution" well put! This speaks volumes about inner turmoil! Really wonderful!

Peace Giggles

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