Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Poem of the Week (24 August 2010) - One Hand & In the Land of

These poems can be found at:


In The Land Of

In the land of baby toads
I must look like a giant.
In the land of crossword puzzles
I must look like an imbecile.
In the land of college students
I must look like an ancient one.
In the land of medications
I must look like an expert.
No matter what the land
I'll only look like the real me
if I enter the land of Diane!

~ Diane T

One Hand

By the way
my mother said
did I tell you that
you only need one
hand to count how
many close friends
you really have?
You may think you
have a lot, but time
will teach you not
to count on all.

I think of Mum
in her nursing home
friendly to everyone
as she always was
whether they be
family, staff or other
visitors. I am so
proud of her, but
by the way
I've always wondered
if she was right.

~ Diane T

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14 comments:

  1. Grats! Beautiful poems, well deserved:) Great Job Diane^^~

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  2. Diane, congrats on having Poem of the Week here. Wonderful honor. I will comment on the poem in your blog too, but I think your mother is very wise!

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  3. Impressive achievement Diane. And well deserved. The way this is posted here on the Poets United page is a bit confusing. I will go to your blog and comment.

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  4. Well, now that I wrote saying the posting was confusing, I come back and here it is looking beautiful. I love both of these. May we all be lucky enough to need two hands!

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  5. I SO LOVE your In the Land Of poem........what a cool idea!!!!!! That might be a good subject for a prompt, come to think of it:)I have heard that the fingers of one hand thing too...........likely the ones who are REALLY there for us number five or under......good poems. Great poems of the week!

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  6. Congratulations Diane! Your poems always give us more pieces to the Diane-puzzle...thank you for more of a lovely look!

    - Dina

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  7. Congratulations Diane! ...and I believe our Mum was right...but wasn't she always? :)

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  8. Thank you, Robert, for selecting my poems! I had no idea you were looking back so far. I deeply appreciate that you chose my poem.

    Thank you, sister Laney for your comments, and thanks to Dina, Sherry, Peggy, Mary and Riika! I'm in smiles here!

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  9. I so enjoy your poetry, Diane. I have heard before that you can only count the number of good friends on one hand. I don't think that is true for you, though. Congratulations on having your poems chosen for poem of the week. You really deserve this honor!

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  10. These are two amazing poems, well deserving of this honour. Congratulations!

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  11. Diane I just now saw this!
    Congrats and well-deserved!
    Pamela

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  12. Both were wonderful reads! Well deserved! =)

    -Weasel

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  13. Diane these poems are both worthy of poem of the week!!
    Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading all of your poems they are full of strength and true beauty! :-)

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