Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Home


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"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home"----Confucius

"Everyday is a journey and the journey itself is home"----Matsuo Basho

"Home is the nicest word there is"----Laura Ingalls Wilder

"How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?"----Bob Dylan

                                                         

                                        Midweek Motif ~ Home



A home is a full stop to being a nomadic. And add to that a little safety, comfort, freedom, a space to be. Especially for a creative mind "A room of one's own" is a must.

The saying home is where the heart is extends the meaning of home beyond the four walls. One may feel at home where ever they are or with whoever they are.

Creating a sense of home in our lines is our aim today.

A couple of poems to inspire you:


He told a homely tale

by Emily Dickinson

He told a homely tale
And spotted it with tears--
Upon his infant face was set
The Cicatrice of years--

All crumpled was the cheek
No other kiss had known
Than flake of snow, divided with
The Redbreast of the barn--

If Mother--in the Grave--
Or Father-- on the Sea--
Or Father in the Firmament--
Or Brethren, had he--

If Commonwealth below,
Or Commonwealth above
Have missed a Barefoot Citizen--
I've ransomed it--alive--


Home thoughts

by Carl Sandburg

THE SEA rocks have a green moss.
The pine rocks have red berries.
I have memories of you.

Speak to me of how you miss me.
Tell me the hours go long and slow.

Speak to me of the drag on your heart.
The iron drag of the long days.

I know hours empty as a beggar's tin cup on a rainy day, empty as a soldier's sleeve with an arm lost.

Speak to me ...


Please share your new poem using Mr. Linky below and visit others in the spirit of the community
                         (Next week Susan's Midweek Motif will be Organic)
                                                                       

38 comments:

  1. Thank you for the trip to Oz - i think we may have gone for the antithesis (as usual;)

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    1. Jae, I know, my submission is the antithesis, of this week word prompt. As it's taken, from my own past.

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    2. very well done as always Jae and Therisa :)

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    3. Therisa - your poem is a tour de force -

      And thank you Sumana for making us feel at home here amongst many others at Poets United

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  2. For me home is where the heart is and the people who are special make my heart sing.
    Happy Wednesday all

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  3. Good Wednesday every one

    much love...

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  4. Good morning, kids.........good topic this morning! I am looking forward to the varied aspects of home.

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    1. Really visited all lovely Homes, and of course the Restful home of yours Sherry :)

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  5. Hello everyone,

    Wooo hooo its time for Midweek Motif :D sharing my poem "Confession" hope you guys like it.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. Still reeling from another earthquake! It's quite late now friends. Hope you've enjoyed the prompt :)

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    1. Earthquakes! I lived on coastal California for a while, but so much prefer home to be on ground not so apt to move. I hope you and yours are ok. Prayers for all.

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    2. Oh I am glad you are okay, Sumana. I just heard about this now. Very scary, I am sure. Glad you are well.

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  7. Thank you!!

    Hope you're okay, Sumana! Scary.

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    1. earthquakes have become a frequent affair here these days..we're safe by God's grace...

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  9. Sumana, may you be safe!
    May we all be safe.
    Thank you Susan for this week's prompt. I enjoyed writing to it. Have a great mid-week everyone.

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  10. Sumana, I have read that you are safe. Thank goodness! Wonderful prompt. Sorry I am a bit slow in response.

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    1. hope you are better now Mary...we're safe...enjoyed your poem so much & feel myself lucky to have found this beautiful home Poets United :)

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  11. Thank you for the prompt, Sumana. Sorry I am so late! I'm still meeting commitments I made while I was away from home, and now they seem to pile up and up. Today I volunteered to stuff folders for a conference I'll be attending over the next 4 days--though I now wish only to stay home and write! Tired from the effort, I took a nap at home this afternoon and had to watch a live stream of the first event as I slept too long to return to Center City Philadelphia. The saying here is "It never rains, but pours." This led to the contemplation of my home-poem.

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    1. I'll be around to read everyone's poem as way opens. Thanks for promoting next week's prompt.

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    2. aaaah...love those afternoon naps...thanks for the gift of the wonderful poem Susan in spite of such work-load...our life is our muse...

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    3. There's a wonderful first line for a poem! I'll make it a challenge: May we each write a poem beginning with "Our life is our muse"?

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  12. I am a bit late, thank you for the prompt and Sumana stay safe!

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    1. we're safe..thanks for the lovely poem Truedessa :)

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  13. I think Uma Venkatraman's link is not working...

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  14. A prompt which made me want to write to it, even though I am busy with two lots of April (Poetry Month) prompts. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Rosemary, just read your b e a u t i f u l poem :)

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  15. Fantastic prompt. I had instant thoughts that needed to be written. Love Emily Dickinson's poem.

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  16. This is my first time in linking up. The prompt was an irresistible one. So, thank you, Sumana.

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    1. Welcome to Poets United...thanks for sharing your amazing poem...

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  17. Hello, everyone. It has been a very busy fortnight for me and I am struggling to keep up, however, I could not let this wonderful topic slip by.
    I shall be around to read your poems from last week and this week soon. Promise!

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