Friday, December 16, 2016

Needling Curiosity + Poetry Friday!

Last week, as I was cleaning off my desk, two little strips of paper fluttered out of my black notebook. The notebook I took with me to Poetry Camp back in October! (I know, I don't clean my desk very often... ; ) These two lovely strips of paper were prompts from a session on Metaphor and Simile led by our own Poetry Friday friends, Irene Latham and Liz Steinglass! I opened my black notebook, reread my notes from the session, and wrote a poem. This is the result:
 Tabatha is our lovely hostess this week at The Opposite of Indifference

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful! So glad you found those prompts. Great use of extended metaphor. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama! Yes, treasures out of chaos, maybe a metaphor for 2017? I hope so... =)

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  2. I like! Wonderful extended metaphor offers great discussion opportunities for young Ss with everyday words: needles (v.), pokes, pulls...through, stitch.

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    1. Thank you, Alice! Irene and Liz were great presenters so their pearls of wisdom came back to me as I sat down to pen this poem. =)

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  3. Terrific! It seems you cleaned your desk at quite an appropriate time, Bridget!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Yes, it had been a while, but something compelled me to do it that day...and a poem was born! =)

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  4. A just right moment for a poem that pushes us on toward deeper thoughts. Thanks, Bridget.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I've been thinking deeply (and breathing deeply) as of late. =)

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  5. Oh, I miss Poetry Camp! What a wonderful poem you conjured out of these two word prompts, Bridget - yes, we all need all those words. Thank you!

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    1. I miss it, too, Robyn! We all need lots of words and lots of prompting to move forward these days. =)

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  6. A perfectly threaded and stitched metaphor!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Lee! Practicing my metaphors is a good thing.

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Thank YOU and Irene for the great workshop. =)

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  8. It's a sharp and clear poem...especially wonderful after finding the prompts several weeks later. Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It's amazing what I unearth when I clean up my desk. =)

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  9. I love how you threaded the two together. And what a treasure to rediscover.

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    1. Thanks, Jone! I'm not much of a seamstress with a real needle, but I can stitch together a poem once in while. =)

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  10. Love it! Great work carrying the metaphor throughout.

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  11. Wonderful. I love how you stitched them into an intriguing whole. The gestalt is definitely better than the sum of the parts. I love how inspiration happens. It lays in wait for us.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I love the idea of inspiration laying in wait - ready to spring on us when we least expect it or need it the most. Either way I'm just happy when or if it arrives. =)

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  12. Cool! I like how you used "needle" as a verb. (I would have assumed it was a noun.) I've found that a bonus of being a little disorganized is that you get to "discover" things again. Seems like you might feel that way, too! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! Yes, being disorganized has some benefits - a surprise under every pile. ;o)

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