Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Seeking the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

“There isn’t any such thing as an ordinary life” — L.M. Montogomery, Emily Climbs

Walnut Leaf under microscope

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.”—William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching.

       Midweek Motif ~ Seeking the                Extraordinary In the Ordinary

I believe that life for writers would be very monotonous if they did not find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

They seek the remarkable in the warp and woof of everyday life to give the readers a ‘living experience’ of the incredible. They delve deep and cater with artfulness.

We are doing just that today: Seeking the Extraordinary in the Ordinary.

All you need to do is open your eyes to anything /anyone within your view and mull over the various possibilities it /he / she might have or bring to you; and spill words out of the experience.

A few poems:

1) Stone / by Charles Simic

2) The Chairs That No One Sits In / by Billy Collins

3) An OrdinaryDay / by NormanMacCaig

Please share your new poem using Mr. Linky below and visit others in the spirit of the community—
                (Next week Sumana’s Midweek Motif will be ~ Yoga)


  1. Fabulous prompt, Sumana 💖 I'll be back after work later tonight with a poem. Happy Wednesday everyone💖

  2. Good Wednesday, thanking Sumana for a very interested prompt. Have a nice day everyone

    much love...

  3. Hope you enjoy the prompt and join us!

  4. Thank you for another midweek jolt!

  5. The Billly Collins poem is delightful! Thank you for linking it here for our reading pleasure, Sumana!

  6. Thank you for this wonderful prompt!

  7. A most delightful prompt with extraordinary poems. I hope to find time to spend here even though at a class.

  8. Happy Wednesday all

  9. Sara, I cant find a way to comment on your poem...??? But I loved it. Such a contrast between the summer days of youth with now, the winter of our lives.........(though you are decades younger than I am! But it can be winter for the young, at times, too.)

  10. So happy to be able to write with you this Wednesday! What a wonderful prompt. Mine is up and I'll be around to read this weekend.

    Hugs all around!

  11. What a timely prompt, Sumana!! Enjoyed so many of the offerings today.


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