Friday, November 17, 2023

I love

I’m still hearing the song 🎶 🎶 thank you Tom Hall ❤️


I love …

 

I love crisp white sheets

Strangers smiles when we greet

Rippling water on rocks

And socks

 

I love goslings in a row

First fall of flaky snow

Quick crowds on cobbled streets

And seats

 

And I love you too

 

I love willows in the breeze

Tiny children who say please

Sleep poured in vivid dreams

And streams

 

I love tiny infant sighs

Movie romance sighs

Murmuration in the sky

And pie

 

And I love you too

 

I love dark coffee in a mug

Happy hard hugs

Cream on strawberries

And ferrys

 

I love men when they cry

A baby’s first cry

Concertos played loud

and clouds 

 

I love a world without strife

Expressing passion throughout life

The wonders of agape 

And grapes

 

And I love you too…..

 

I love this prompt so very much

I could reach out and touch 

It’s made me so happy

and Mary

 

 

And of course…

I love….. 

pomegranates

owls

egrets

trees

roses

yams

 

 

17 comments:

  1. I'm nodding along as I read. Nicely done!

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    2. It only really works with the music ... which I cannot get out my head! Fun prompt! Going to read when I finish working. Hugs

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  2. "This made me smile, Pearl:
    I love this prompt so very much
    I could reach out and touch
    It’s made me so happy
    and Mary"

    My favorite stanza was:
    "I love a world without strife
    Expressing passion throughout life
    The wonders of agape
    And grapes."

    I was happy to see you had used the rhythm of the song (as I had) to write your poem. I had not thought of this song in a long, long time...but now it keeps going through MY head too! Smiles.



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    1. Oh Mary .. I cannot thank you enough for this delightFULL prompt... in these dark days when my poetry is often filled with dread - it was so uplifting and such fun to pull myself out - have this sweet song playing and replaying in my head and use the rhyme of the song... My thought had been to end each line with those words which I tacked on the end which I'm sure you noticed spell POETRY. Hugs and love and thank you again. Happy you enjoyed - I'm going over to yours to comment ... thought it was wonderFULL!

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  3. This poem made me smile, too. It is adorable. So many things to love.........especially the murmuration in the sky! Wonderful! A happy poem!

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    1. Yes, as I wrote to Mary - in these dark days that have pulled me into despairing writing that doesn't lift my mood - this prompt was a gift- forcing this happy children's song and my thoughts to turn to things that I love in a format that had me smiling. Happy you enjoyed and yes, mumurations are my favorite and I use them whenever I can! Strikes me that this poem is just perfect as a lead up to Thanksgiving and getting in a more positive mood of gratitude for what is rather than mourning what is not and fearing what may be to come.

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  4. Pearl,
    You have given so much to be enjoyed and imagined within your magnificent poem.
    In fact, it reads like the script for a short film, with a fitting accompaniment of music to give life to the scene.
    You have truly captured the essence of Mary's prompt..

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    1. Aww thank you Eileen.. I had great fun following Mary's prompt and the Tom Hall song is still running in my mind.. a lovely respite from the dark times of today!

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  5. Wonderful, wonderful and again wonderful!

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    1. Susan - much appreciated I am so very happy that you caught some of the happiness I felt writing to this delightFULL prompt.

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  6. So much to love in life. I found myself saying, yes I agree..

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    1. I do fear that the rhyme and the song in my mind were informing some of the choices ... however it is true that there is so very much to love and important to remember - I loved that this prompt lifted some of the gray and forced me into a lighter sunnier place.

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  7. This is a great list, Pearl, and it’s comforting to see so many things that I love too, especially crisp white sheets, willows in the breeze, murmurations, and owls.

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    1. So happy that you enjoyed. The list at the end was part of a side-lined idea I had to end each of the stanza with a word that would lead the acrostic P-O-E-T-R-Y but couldn't pull that off .. so I just added another stanza and hoped it would be seen for what it was :)

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  8. Aww...What a delightful read Pearl! So many things to love indeed. "Tiny children who say please" is the most beautiful space where I would love to live forever.

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  9. Awww.. thank you Sumana ... I am so very pleased that you enjoyed the read and yes that image of tiny polite children is lovely to contemplate... how grateful I am for your generous response " the most beautiful space where I would love to live forever" Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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