Posted in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, poetry

Choices

Out of Standard: Multiple Choice
It’s time for some Multiple Choice in the Garden

Choices

You brought me a star
Shall I wish upon it
Or fling it back into the night

You brought me a song
Shall I sing it back to you
Or muffle the melody

You brought me a poem
Shall I recite it aloud
Or let it sit on the shelf

You brought me your heart
I will hold it tenderly
Next to mine

Posted in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, poetry, Shadorma

Simple Words

This week in the Garden, Kim from writinginnorthnorfolk has asked us to condense a poem by Pablo Neruda by at least half, using our own voice. I chose to really condense the poem Sweetness, always, into a Shadorma.

Weekend Mini Challenge: Condense a Poem

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Write poems
Filled only with words
From your soul
Simple words
Words that sing and soar before
Landing in my heart

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Word Weary

this poem is a little
stained
strained and
stretched
across the page
it’s been reworked
reformed
reimagined
rolled up
ironed out
let out – taken in
unravelled
stitched to
gether
crinkled in my pocket
erased and re-
scribbled
in crayon
this poem is
just
worn-
out

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the Wednesday prompt at Poetic Asides today is – stained