Friday, January 13, 2017

Just You Wait: Powerpack Poem 6 - Flight of Lucidity + Poetry Friday

I'm still writing poetry inspired by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong's  newest book, You Just Wait - A Poetry Friday Power Book. Today I am sharing the poem I wrote that fit the Powerpack 6 prompt Spinning (concrete poem): Write a concrete or "shape" poem about something round or circular or spherical and try to arrange your words or lines in the shape of a circle or ring. Or try a different shape, if you prefer. 
I used a different shape:

Powerpack Poem 1 is here.
Powerpack Poem 2 is here.
Powerpack Poem 3 is here.
Powerpack Poem 4 is here.
Powerpack Poem 5 is here.

Keri is hosting this week's Poetry Friday gathering at Keri Recommends.

30 comments:

  1. Oh, the twist had my heart in my throat! Well done, Bridget! (My 96 yo granny still remembers me usually, but has confused my mother with her own sister.)

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    1. Thank you, Keri! The fact that your granny is 96 is amazing - what a blessing. =)

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  2. Awww, what a sweet memory to make fly in the sky. Great one, Bridget!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! Poetry helps our spirits fly. =)

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  3. What a beautiful poem, and such wonderful imagery.

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  4. I love it, Bridget. It is whimsical and full of humor at the end in a loving way. The words fit so well in your shape. Innovative way of approaching this poem.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I love playing with concrete poems. They don't always work - either the words or shape, but when they do, it is fun. =)

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  5. Oh, I know this poem and I love the way you have presented it.

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    1. Thanks, Joy! I thought you'd remember. Placing them on a photo can bring a new dimension to a poem. =)

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  6. What a beautiful poem that combines words and shape and emotion. Have you read Atul Gawande's BEING MORTAL? I am reading it now (on how society in general and the medical system in particular) is not equipped to deal with aging and death). Your poem fits in with well with what he has to say.

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    1. Thanks, Kay! I have not read Gawande's book, but I will look for it. Sounds fascinating. Thanks for the recommendation. =)

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  7. What a beautiful combination of sweet and heartbreaking.

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    1. Thank you, Liz! I think that is what watching your loved ones age is: a combination of sweet and heartbreaking. =)

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  8. Poignant and sweet, Bridget. The visual is terrific, too. I need to start writing with that book, which I have. It seems to have some great prompts.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Yes, I highly recommend this book for fun prompts. I'd love to see what you come up with. =)

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  9. The poem is so precious. I love the shape and the background image for it!

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    1. Thank you, Donna! I appreciate your comments. =)

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  10. Aw, Bridget, the shape is so precise! And the last line... well it got me like whiplash--nice whiplash though. Beautiful poem.

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    1. Thank you, Violet! Be careful with your neck - lol! Glad you liked the poem. =)

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  11. Ahhh, so good, Bridget! The shape poem on the photo drew me in. The subject was unexpected and one I know. Just as I was getting misty eyed, you gave my heart a twist that made me smile and then chuckle because when that happens in life that's all you can do.

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    1. Thank you, Alice! I'm glad you had a chuckle along with your misty eyes. =)

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  12. You picked a great poem to experiment with -- very effective! I second "Being Mortal." I saw the PBS video and found it so, so moving: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha! Yes, "Being Mortal" is on my to watch list. Thanks for the link. =)

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  13. So joyful...and so sad...all at the same time. Masterful that you used a kite, tethered so tenuously, to express these thoughts and feelings.

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    1. Thank you, Mary Lee! Your insights are always so profound. =)

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  14. Oh, Bridget, this one snagged me for sure by the time I got to the end of it. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Kiesha! A kite "snagged" in emotion... =)

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  15. Potent & heart melting, Bridget.
    And the shape is a real charmer.

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I think the subject of aging parents is relate-able to many of us. =)

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