Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Organic


Organic Food quote #5


Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.


When once I got to America I fell in love with hippie culture, and I've always wanted to live in the country and grow organic vegetables. 

We must make organic and farm-raised costs more affordable. We need to come to a level where people who don't have a lot of money can afford it. If we could eat just fresh foods, it would be wonderful. 
― Anna Pump



Midweek Motif ~ Organic 


The word "organic" has different meanings in different fields, such as, organic chemistry, organic clothing, organic matter, organic farming and organic growth--but I mean "native to our earth without human manipulation."  Let's explore what we/you/they mean by "organic."


Your Challenge:  What experience do you have with things "organic"?  Write a new poem with an organic theme or refrain.  

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I couldn't find any poems with an organic motif!  Am I looking in the wrong places? Maybe romantic poets or at food websites? If you know of any, please link them in the comments.  


In Praise of Organic Matters
by Susan Chast

I sing in praise of organic matters:
Clay, mud and puddles that childhood splatters
Flesh, bones and blood of animals like us
And organs that work our minds and spirits
The fibers and colors of plant life, too
And earth, water, air and fire as fuel 
What we eat and what we waste, recycled
With all we haven't made but might have killed.
What we wear and what we invite to feast
The greatest wealth we uproot and the least
Sun, moon, precipitation and weather
Sheep's wool, cow's milk, maple syrup, leather 
Virtual playthings and vast minerals
Knowledge and Myth and What we Wear as Jewels.

Whew. 


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Please share your new poem(s) using Mr. Linky below and visit others in the spirit of the community

(Next week Susan's Midweek Motif will be Openness.)


25 comments:

  1. I forgot to set the time--it was not going to open until my evening!! And then overslept. And fed the cats and answered a letter.

    Huge apologies and lots of love.

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  2. Good to see you - the cat's breakfast must always come first even before their pyjamas - i am not quite sure how we fit in with the prompt either - although i guess tears are organic!

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    1. Absolutely! I just visited your blog, and I'm not quite all back together yet. Thank you, Thank you.

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  3. Thanks, Susan. Life and cats come before poetry... :-)

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    1. Or, maybe they are poetry. Glad to see you here and thanks for reading all my poems!

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  4. I shared a truth today, a tragedy in my little garden space...the topic is very challenging Susan, I wished to write something happy but came up with That!...sigh...

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    1. You write allegory organically, dear one. I can only thank you.

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  5. Hi kids, a fond look back this morning, to my gardening years..........here, we are plunged into summer already, gardening season.

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    1. Are you gardening this year? I am not, which means I am giving more money to local farms to have produce delivered.

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  6. Goodness gracious I am late to the party.. hope you guys are having an amazing day so far :D sharing my poem "Amoebic Whim."

    Thank you Susan for the lovely opportunity.. hope you like it!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. It has been an amazing day. First these poems, and then my first novel-writing support group. And the sun and temperature are perfect. Have a great day.

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  7. Thanks Susan for the tricky prompt. It's a question of evolution and existence. Hope my entry makes sense...:)

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    1. It does make sense, horrifying sense I am always happy to see you here.

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  8. I'm late but here. Thanks for the prompt Susan.

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  9. I'm still out in the sticks... have internet probs...cannot submit but the steam driven team assure me they are peddling harder than ever...so we'll see...Thanks for the prompt Susan !

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    1. You are welcome, Rall. Good luck with the internet.

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  10. Thank you for this prompt, Susan! My poem involves my current 'organic' endeavor. Nothing more down to earth than planting grass seed.

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    1. You are right that that is down to earth! I wish sometimes I dared to dig up the silly front lawn and plant basic food.

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  11. Im not sure if this poem by Emily touches the spirit of this week's prompt but it whisked me away from the city. http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-light-exists-in-spring-by-emily-dickinson

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    1. Yes, yes, YES! Thank you so much.

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  12. Thank you, Susan...I'll be by to read as time allows as soon as I can. Kids home and a new kitten!

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  13. not sure how but I must have clicked last week's linky for this week. So my first entry in slot #20 is bogus - sorry y'all

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