this first light
of promise and hope
life in a wolf pack
not always a piece of cake
his first months of life were spent in a shoe box
in the top dresser drawer wrapped in
a very warm blanket
poor folks incubator
fed with a dropper the midwife offered
very little chance for survival
his momma named him
from a fragile start
he weathered the storms of life
grew into an oak
A combination of a freeverse poem summed up by a haiku
This is my entry for Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com
“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
I can truly relate to this. A 3 line poem at times has taken me 2 days. And in the end I am still not sure it’s any good, I’ve just grown tired of lugging it around.
Now onto my quote about Christmas, it goes as follows:
“The knowing is easy. It’s the doing that gives us trouble”
Enough said on this one I think.
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white light of the sun
invading the cool blackness
in hidden canyons
This one sent me to the dictionary, yeah, this (the quote below) is where the “white” light came from. This, after asking the question “what color is moonlight?” But as you can see, I didn’t go there. Aah! The creative process..
“….Moonlight is simply the white light of the sun reflecting off the gray surface of the moon…”
This one made me laugh out loud while being more that a little scary.
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silhouettes of cranes
in gold light of the fall sun –
the journey begins
Today is Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com Here are my offerings, a little on the colorful side.
“The first draft of anything is shit”.
Lawd have mercy!! I can see crumpled pages sailing through the air toward the waste basket.
This is the second one:
“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money”.
LOL!! What a take! Funnny!! Sounds like she had a cigar in one hand and a brandy snifter in the other when she said that one.
Now to other business
In the spirit of sharing a favorite poem (as suggested by the host of Silver Threading), below is the one I’ve chosen to share.
I just discovered this poem while watching a movie the other day. In the scene it was recited at a wedding, one sister to another. I was deeply moved by it. Still haven’t quite figured out why yet, working on it. Yes. I have officially become a mess!
My quote today from a writer about writing is from someone I really should read more of. It goes as follows:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”
Wow! How true is this? Something to think about.
Writer’s Quote Wednesday