Friday, July 29, 2011

SIXTEEN WORDS FOR LOVE

Just wanted to share a tiny poem (that's really huge) for Poetry Friday. I wrote it this morning after a prompt given to me by fellow writer and friend Sheila.

Sixteen Words for Love

Ablaze now,
I give you
yes
raw snowmelt,
unbroken
braid.

Listen:
this ocean
is our map.

copyright 2011 Irene Latham

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5 comments:

  1. poetry is the picking flowers, bird watching, take a nap on your way to get some place... write me a poem that is put you foot down and get there.

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  2. not that I didn't like your poem it was great but I guess I'm always jumping to the end to see what it means and don't see the messages between the first word and last

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  3. I loved this poem and reposted it, with your name and copyright on it on this blog I have to make for my college class.

    Thanks for the great example of how powerful 16 words can be:)

    It's posted here:

    http://learnaboutpoetry.blogspot.com/2011/09/sometimes-short-is-best.html

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