Posted by: youareuseless | June 26, 2010

Oh well

Well, I said I would write one poem a day, and I am going to do it, although I am utterly lacking in inspiration at the moment. I don’t know how the most famous poets wrote when they were three sheets to the wind, by the way: wine just makes me sleepy and not able to concentrate.

It might be time for some haiku.

Red wine, coating my mouth.
What have I done this Friday?
Where is the chocolate?

Four crows on a small tree.
The small one squawks and eats berries.
The others, uneasy.

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Responses

  1. Sometimes, Megan, writing is the key to life. You wrote. You win. YOU WIN, today. Tomorrow will come soon enough.

    Be well,

    ~meredith~

  2. That sure does speak to me, that second haiku. I know what it is to be the uneasy as well as the satisfied.

  3. Thank you both for your thoughtful comments.

  4. some people are wired differently I guess. so much productivity that it takes a liquid depressant to think slow enough to get anything down on the page?

    poem a day is a good exercise for getting all the junk out the way and exercising so when a good idea comes your brain will have the muscle tone for dealing with it.

    haiku, unlike what some teachers teach doesn’t need to be 5-7-5 but the briefest of moment. you have all the elements in your second one but there is enough material to make it a tanka with that cut between two scenes and remarked on emotional content.

    four crows perch
    on a small tree —
    the smallest one squawks
    and eats berries.
    the others glance, uneasy.

  5. Hi Pearl! Thanks for all your comments! I was actually going for an English haiku, which is 6-8-6.


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