In front of the John Lennon Wall in Prague.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

National Poetry Month: April 2, 2015

Today's poem comes via a writing prompt from Kelli Russell Agodon:  Grab the closest book. Go to page 29. Write down 20 words that catch your eye. Use 7 of the words in a poem. For extra credit, have 4 of them appear at the end of a line.
I grabbed Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost.  The words I chose were: blue, edges, depths, spectrum, shallow, scattered, touch, horizon, go, ranges
Day 2:


beyond computers
and Facebook
grocery shopping
grunt of everyday
beyond the mundane
want of I
lie the blue edges
of the horizon

if we go there
where rocks range
scattered above shallow
waves slapping sand
perhaps then we can
touch what we have
always been
meant to find


  1. Lisa, this is a stunning example of a spare, terse poem that has so much power in each line. Only 48 words, but two entire worlds created, a transition happens, emotion conveyed. Masterful! I can see the haiku practice coming out here...

    1. Michelle, tonight in my poetry workshop someone else said they could see the influence of my haiku writing. So I guess there is something to it! Leave it to you, oh-so-observant Zen master to count the words.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Pam. You're the one that inspired me to take the risk of posting each day!

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you, Ruth - your support means a lot to me.