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.

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete

My One Little Word for 2019

Let's say this year, I've had a little trouble finding my new word.  Last year, I chose reach  and, to be honest, I never quite fo...