Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ One Day in the Life of ...






“What day is it,?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.” 
                  

                               ― A.A. Milne



Midweek Motif ~ 
One Day in the Life of ...
. . . a person?  a place?  a thing?  

Make a poem.




“Choose the least important day in your life. It will be important enough.” 
― Thornton WilderOur Town

“Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening 
throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. 
This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that 
the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” 




Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.


And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
"Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked.
          . . . .   (Read the rest HERE at The Poetry Foundation)


For those who are new to Poets United:  
  1. Post your "One Day in the Life of ..." poem on your site, and then link it here.
  2. If you use a picture include its link.  
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  4. Leave a comment here.
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(Next week's Midweek Motif is Halloween or Celebrating the Dead.)


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25 comments:

  1. I tried to be cheery but I guess this comes close to the Thornton Wilder quote.. :~ thank you for the prompt however!

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    1. Thank you for posting, Jae Rose,and for your insightful comment on my poem.

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  2. Good Morning, Poets United. May your imagination flourish today! I posted a poem and then started another about one day in the life of a street corner. The sky may not be a limit on this prompt. Looking forward to your poems and comments. Love, Susan

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  3. Love the quote from Winnie The Pooh !

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    1. Yes, my favorite day, too, now that I've grown a little wiser than to let the down-the-road goal dominate all.

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  4. Hi Susan, added a tiny one for today's wonderful prompt :)

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    1. Perfectr, Sumana. A lovely day to you.

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  5. What a good prompt. I think I may use it again in the future. Thanks Susan.

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    1. Please do, Myrna! Glad to see your post today.

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  6. Pooh & Piglet got me all excited - I used to draw them often.
    Thanks Susan today is a special day.

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    1. Yes it is, Leslie! One person's birthday is another's unbirthday--but you were present at the one you celebrate today. Happy 21.

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    2. I went to see your poem again and it was gone! Sad. O. Write me?

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  7. This is an intriguing prompt. I have been busy all day, and am working on a poem arising from my trip.........I will write to this one, but it might not happen till tomorrow. Have to disengage my brain circuitry from the current poem. Smiles.

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  8. This was fun!
    Mine is up at: http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/one-day-in-the-life-of-murphy/

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  9. very nice prompt Susan..my internet service was slow ..it looks like i have linked it twice..sorry for the inconvenience..thank you

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    1. No problem. Love your poem and didn't mind reading it twice. I may leave it ...

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  10. Another prompt that serendipitously dovetails with what else I'm writing! Delighted to join in again.

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    1. Oh, Rosemary! Bless you for bringing such a special poem.

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  11. Hey Sherry! Rosemary! Susan!

    I have been kind of under a gun lately, so have been very slow returning comments, but will get back to people this weekend. Hope all is well. k.

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    1. All is well here. Please do not stay under a gun! Take care of yourself.

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  12. Hello, I'm late...sorry. Below is my memory of pilgrimage we took with group of children in 1989 yr. in educational frames to Poland, Chenstohova....

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    1. A real pilgrimage! How about that! I read the poem first without knowing its setting. Happy that you posted t!

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  13. That's all folks! Bring yourself and your poems over to our open poetry pantry Sunday!

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