Posted in d'Verse Poets Pub, poetry

Empty Nest

We’re ‘Soul Gazing’ with Paul over at d’Verse Poets Pub
~
Empty Nest

This empty room
has no soul
It is a cavern
Lacking life
No music blaring , no laughter
Not the oasis of calm
I had imagined
No dirty socks or
Candy bar wrappers
Hiding under the unmade bed
No posters and tape
Marks adorning the walls
Instead a Monet has found
Its way onto the freshly
Painted surface
The smell of you has
Been replaced by lavender
And lemon grass
Sunlight streams in through
Clean windows like a picture
In some home improvement
Magazine, organized, coordinated
But without a soul

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

~

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