Thursday, April 12, 2018

Poetry Month: No Poem 12 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 


Today
there
is
no
poem
waiting.

Just
silence.

I
look
to
the
stars.

Nothing.

I
listen
for
the
words.

No
sound.

I
wait
patiently
for
the
poem.

Nothing
comes.

I
reach
for
the
keys.

No
words.

Just
a
blank
page
staring.

Maybe
tomorrow.


©  Cathy L. Mere, 2018

4 comments:

  1. This is how I have felt pretty much every day this month! And yet you managed to shape a poem! I love the way you structured it.

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  2. You definitely made something out of nothing! I love how you shoved all the words to the side and left most of the page blank -- your blank feeling displayed for us. Your words trickle down the page -- no flood of thoughts or ideas.

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  3. There's something special about the way silence evokes poetry, and before you know it, you have a beautiful verse celebrating silence.

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  4. A big yes to this one. Writing poetry has been a real challenge this month. I love the way this poem spills so narrow down the screen. The word placement really does convey the blank feeling.

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