Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ An Evening Out

File:Toronto Skyline at dusk.jpg

Toronto Skyline at dusk.jpg

O!  Evening Poems
exist in the thousands for loners and nature lovers, 

for children's bed time and would be-lovers, for the end 
of life and all things melancholy ~ 

But where are the poems of the happy hours before, 
during and after dinner?  Where are poems of evenings out 
when we put work aside and sigh and call a friend 
to play or join a family for dinner or . . . ?

Midweek Motif ~ An Evening Out

Maybe there's one in your past?
Maybe it's a fantasy?
You decide.

Write a poem describing 

a marvelous evening out.

Poetic Inspiration:


We have the whole evening ahead of us,
We think, our eyesight starting to weaken,
We must have missed the houselights growing dim,
But how could that moment have escaped us when
The roots of the paper trees struck water
And transformed themselves into the real thing—
. . . .
           (Read the rest HERE at the Poetry Foundation.)

          Silver Roses
The strings, as if they knew
the lovers are about to meet, begin
to soar, and when he marches in the door
they soar some more—half ecstasy, half pain,
the musical equivalent of rain—
while children who have grown up with one stare
steal further looks across a crowded room,
as goners tend to do.
 . . . . 
                     (Read the rest HERE at the Poetry Foundation.)



1.    Post your  Evening Out poem on your site, and then link it here.
2.    If you use a picture include its link.  
3.    Share only original and new work written for this challenge. 
4.    Leave a comment here.
5.    Honor Poets United by visiting and commenting on our poems.

(Next week's Midweek Motif will be Stormy Weather.) 

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  1. Good morning, Poets United. Let's dance!

  2. Love the poems you chose for illustration.
    My choice may not seem happy at first glance, but it is, in its own modest way. BTW, final post to you elsewhere.

    1. Mine may not seem happy to you either. I responded to your other post, with gratitude. I'm glad you are here.

  3. Thank you for the prompt - a bit of an anti-fantasy evening beloved ratite died last night...maybe my fantasy would be to have one last tea with him...but that didn't seem to come..

    1. Oh my! I read your poem as a Chekhov play not seeing this note first.

      I'm sorry for your loss. Did the ratite--(an Ostrich?)--live with you? For a long time? What was his/her name? It's OK if you don't want to talk about it, but if you do, I'd love to hear your stories. Peace to you.I'll drink tea in his honor.

    2. My little rat was called Toby..he was honey and white and just as sweet...thank you for the tea in his honour...he rather liked a sweet treat...

  4. nice prompt Susan...posted mine :)

  5. Wild Woman got high-stepping in the orchard in mine....cackle........nice to be back at the keyboard, kids.

  6. I had a bit of fun with this prompt, Susan!!

  7. Susan I just did an oops in my link. It will link back to y'all :)
    I loved the prompt and had fun turning this about - was influenced by a sci-fi article I'm writing.

  8. Welcome, welcome. I fixed the link.

    1. Thanks so much Susan for picking up after me :)

  9. My evening out is full of toothy, creepy grins. So for anyone who spooks easily... run!

    1. I should have heeded this warning, LOL. Welcome to you and your juicy poem!

  10. Hi everyone! My poem for this week's Midweek Motif is about the many types of outings I've gone on or would be possible if I wanted to. Enjoy!!!


    1. Welcome, James. Can't imagine you'll ever be bored. I don't think I have ever been bored either!

  11. Save the rest for the Sunday PU Pantry folks, as I won't be revisiting here. Next week the Midweek Motif will be Stormy Weather--metaphorical or literal or both. I include the song. Wednesday through Saturday morning. See you then. Have a good week.


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