Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Verse First ~ Walk in Gratitude

Verse First ~ Walk in Gratitude


Welcome to VERSE FIRST, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.
Today's notion?

WALK IN GRATITUDE



Today's is another simple prompt. Take a walk. On that walk, observe your surroundings with an eye of gratitude. When you return to your writing table, quickly write down your observations, then refine them; burn away the dross to reveal a poem that will imbue your readers with gratitude, too. 

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32 comments:

  1. alright, a quick uneditted rattle off piece from my walk across the parking lot into the school this morning...happy thanksgiving kim! smiles.

    at the corner stop out of the school parking lot,
    where students go right to the po fields or left
    to the city, glass from beer bottles & plastic caps,
    small bits of wrapper come together by the grate,
    washed up by run off from the hard rains
    the last two nights---

    headlights cutting the pre-dawn dark,
    make them glitter as an earth born star
    made of our cast offs, beauty in the dross,
    something that gives us all hope.

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    1. Good one Briano. Waiting for the edited one. ;)

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    2. SO beautiful - beauty amidst the litter. Brian, you go to work early! Teachers rock! I LOVE the "earth-born star". This poem makes me grateful - that there are men like you in the world.

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    3. Bri, you have such a great eye for beauty. Hope that always remains.
      Have a great Thanksgiving

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    4. Brian,

      An inclusive view of your world at school. Nicely observed to see all sides of the surroundings....
      Eileen
      Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow:)

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    5. hey there...just got where we were going...through the snow and wind...ack...ha...happy thanksgiving!

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    6. So vivid! and something out of the box from you in the form of a short verse! how smile hides in small things around us!!

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    7. Glad you safely arrived for your holiday. I am ever-impressed with your ability to look for the good and praise it. The beauty in the dross... great line!

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  2. I have tried a thing or two in my poem, don't know how it works out. Basically, I saw nothing much, but it was way enough too. :)

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  3. Wrong link..need to post the correct poem tomorrow!

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    1. Simple

      Leaves
      Brown
      Crisp
      Like fresh paper
      Twigs
      Like pencils
      Rolling out words
      Breath
      Cold
      Pouring out
      A ladder
      Leant against the wall
      Holding him up
      The green bus
      Real people
      From houses
      With orange light
      Steam on the inside of the windows
      Breath
      Warm
      Pouring out

      Their eyes kind
      Smiling
      Soon it will be over.

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    2. This is wonderful, Jae Rose. I could see each thing you mentioned......love the kind eyes!

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    3. Jae Rose,

      A most comprehensive list of observations..Seeing something in all of them.
      Thank you for sharing your words.
      Eileen

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    4. i like the smile in their eyes...and the relief i fee as well that it will soon be over....

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    5. Thank you Sherry, Eileen and Brian..

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    6. oh beautiful Jae! but i wish they are over to come back again!

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    7. This is wonderful, Jae! You took me there. I walked with you. I saw each vivid image. Well done, poet-friend!

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    8. Thank you very much Akila and Kim

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  4. I don't usually do a draft but I drafted about 8 words to begin. Thanks Kim for giving us a point to start (and end)
    Wishing each of you Thankful days and warm nights ;)

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  5. Kim,

    I could only see those who make my life much easier, by their unselfish actions, when I thought of gratitude...

    Eileen:)

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  6. My words-more the observation:

    The red glass
    scattered
    around
    my parking
    spot -
    taken -
    crowdy? - no
    just because
    it's more
    comfy to throw
    someone's car
    closer to
    entrance door
    not first time
    complain? - why?
    we all share
    the space
    in flock
    we survive.

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    1. very true! and perhaps the sharing also accommodates a bit of friction from small occurences. Tolerances.

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    2. Your attitude here, lack of ire, is a terrific example. Nicely done.

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  7. yes....we all share the space...and we are bound to run together a bit along the way...

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  8. The most favorite thing of my daily routine is Walking, Thanks Kim for the prompt.

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  9. Hi Kim and Mary and Sherry and Friends. I'm visiting family at my young nephew's home in Ohio. He and Jen's baby turned 1 today! Enjoy your long weekend, as we will.
    Health and good food to all!

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    1. Enjoy, Susan. Hold that baby for me, too. My little grandson just turned 5. The baby is all grown!

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  10. I am late and well walked a bit long and unwinding. I am finding my catharsis! so late on the trail and well, managed to catch up,,,smiles...

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    1. A long walk is a wonderful undertaking! Good for you.

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving all! This one is a beautiful prompt... Grateful!

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