bit of quiet, new friends,
old friends, young in years.
i tried that. it mostly works.
i usually stop, let others,
move around. risk no life.
it is a better road now.
© Sonja Benskin Mesher
SONJA BENSKIN MESHER, RCA UA submitted this poem and associated artwork in response to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt, Tears Into Light.
Sonja is a British artist and writer. She says about her visual art that “The work is my statement. I have worked full time as a visual artist since 1999, and have spent those years exploring ways to communicate thoughts and concerns with my paintings and drawings. Its not all you see on the surface, it goes deeper than that. The work goes back touched and collected. My present surroundings, here in Wales, and that of Cornwall where I spend much of my time, inform the work, and inspire the subject matter. Then with the work I remember, and try to make sense of it all.”
Sonja also designed the covers for two poetry collections that were featured in Reuben Woolley Is Not A Silent Poet.
Your may read more of Sonjia’s poetry and view her artwork – I love her dancing mouse – at this sites:
- Sonja Benskin Mesher, RCA paintings (This is her Facebook page, so you can connect with her there as well as view photographs of her colorful paintings.)
- Sonjia on Twitter
- Sonjia’s daily blog (WordPress) is HERE.
© 2017 poem, artwork and photograph, Sonja Benskin Mesher, All rights reserved
Also in response to last week’s prompt, Clare attached the link to her poem. She said, “It doesn’t exactly fit your prompt, Jamie, but I just wrote this wee poem this morning, and then read your post, and it kind of fits…” It’s a lovely poem and her site, Nest of Mist, is charming and thoughtful. Bravo, Clare!
The WordPlay shop offers a selection of books and tools especially selected for poets and writers. Sales from the shop go to support the maintenance of this site. Suggested reading this week – a read for these times – is the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber’s The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear