A Medley of Poetry
While wrestling today with what to write for Susannah Conway’s Blogging from the Heart assignment, the idea to write poetry pounced on me. So I pulled out some old poetry and spiffed it up, and scribbled down some new. And then, as is my wont, I edited and reedited, and now I hope it’s up to snuff. Would you please let me know what you like or don’t like about my medley?
I woke up this morning with this poem about my magnificent significant other, Barry, swimming through my mind.
Barry bares his kind heart
This healer, this hunk
Of a bad ass, of a good guy
My love for him high
As the sapphire sky
He makes my lows less low
Less scraping the ground
My world better all around
And brighter and lighter
Look up at the sky, angels flying
Like me, taking themselves lightly
I love the Haiku form. Last night’s restlessness was the impetus:
Night but I can’t sleep
Though peace lies thick as midnight
Ghosts walk in my mind
Watching an Oceanfest competition on TV where gymnast couples and a dad with his small son surfed in tandem inspired me to write this poem:
Blue-green tiers of waves
Feathering in the Oceanfest
Gymnast couples like balls on boards
Balance, bowl over
Papa surfs in tandem, small son teeters
Dad slings boy
Over steady shoulder
A boulder on a board
Gliding to shore
This poem was inspired by the memory of heartache when I was an unwitting and unwilling side of a man-and-two-women triangle:
Let Me Pretend
This time he’ll stop and he will see me
Really see me, and he’ll wonder
Why he tears my heart asunder
Question why he could not see
The love that grows in him for me
He’ll beg me not to let us end.
Let me pretend.
This time I’ll say, “Why must you lie?
If you love her, let me go,
If you love me, tell her so
I don’t believe your alibis
Every time she calls, I die.
I’m strong enough to see us end.”
Let me pretend.