Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry, sunrise

A Simple Valentine’s Day

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A Simple Valentine’s Day

I pull on my valentine socks
The gray striped ones with
Shiny hearts all over them
I made you a pop-up card
That says ‘I *heart* you
You bought me six chocolate roses
And a chai latte
No lavish dinner
No giant heart shaped box
No wine and candlelight
No serenade
We know that love is in
The small things
Looks exchanged
The gentle touch of a hand
An old song remembered
The everyday gestures
That we do not take for
Granted

 

 

 

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