FOR MRS. WHITMAN, a poem … and your Wednesday Writing Prompt

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you left one winter day to balancé on sunbeams
and pirouette on the moon, artfully swirling
lunar dust and scattering it over our dreams,
sparking our lives with memory and a love of
dance, a legacy of delight for tiny ballerinas ~
see us now, as well-worn as your old toe shoes

© 2012, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved; Photo credit ~ pointe shoes by Lambtron via Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

WRITING PROMPT

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.” Charles Bukowski

Growing old, the only way to escape it is to die young and most of us wouldn’t opt for that given a choice.  Write a poem that juxtaposes and fond youthful memory with your current place in life.  See if you can do it in brief. Brevity often lends itself well to clarity and deeper emotion.

I encourage you to share your poem with me and with other readers.  Click on the Mister Linky icon below and enter you name and the link to your piece so that we may all read and enjoy. (Please DON’T enter the link to your blog. DO enter the link to the relevant post.) I’ll check back on this week’s Mister Linky for two weeks. You don’t need to link in something today if you’re not ready.

To read Renee Espiru’s poem in response to a Wednesday Writing Prompt link HERE.

5 thoughts on “FOR MRS. WHITMAN, a poem … and your Wednesday Writing Prompt

    1. I’m not going to do the Mister Linky thing because my deadlines are piling up. Renee, the other day I tried the link to your site and couldn’t find the post. I’ll try again tomorrow after some rest. Thanks for participating. Even without Mister Linky, you are welcome to post the link to your response in the comments section. Hope all is well and thank you for taking the time to comment and for participating in prompts. The theme for the Zine this month is The Healing Power of the Arts, if you’d like to participate. The theme for January is “Resistance.”

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      1. I entered it twice and one does not come up, the first one, but the second one does. I sent you an email via The Bardo Group with my submission for the Bezine for December. Very cold here but other than that I am well. Hope you are well also and no worries. If you do a Wed prompt without the Linky I would do it in any case. 🙂

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