Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Treasure

“If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.” — Jesus Christ

  “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”— Walter Anderson

    Midweek Motif ~ Treasure

Today you are to write about that which you treasure most in your life. It might be a moment, a person, a relationship, a dream, a pet, your family, your life, a poem or whatever you think most valuable to you.

Here’s a treasure poem for you:

The Treasure
by Rupert Brooke
When colour goes home into the eyes,
And light that shines are shut again,
With dancing girls and sweet birds’ cries
Behind the gateways of the brain;

Still Time may hold some golden space

Where I’ll unpack that scented store
Of song and flower and sky and face,
And count and touch and turn them o’er,
Musing upon them; as a mother who
Has watched her children all the rich day through
Sits, quiet-handed, in the fading light,
When children sleep, ere night.

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 ~ Beginnings)


  1. This theme is timely and fits like a glove the poem I started writing at a workshop last weekend. I'm not sure if it's finished yet but I thought I'd share it with you.

  2. So sorry about starting late! Treasure is running through my mind now and I'm off to start a poem. I treasure you, poets, but I'll probably write about something else. Have a great day!

  3. Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday!

  4. It is always nice to reflect on what we love. Thanks, Sumana. I look forward to reading the responses.

  5. Hi Susan, great prompt. Looking forward to reading all other treasures!

  6. Just linked up with my "treasure." Lol! I hope everyone enjoys their hump day! It's gorgeous weather and I'm off to ride then I'll be back to read. Hugs all around!

  7. Nice to post today. Good prompt Susan. I've been on such a writing drought it was hard to write even the few lines I finally posted. But glad to be here.

  8. Happy Wednesday everyone and may Spring be with you...

  9. My new poem is about the treasured memories of a couple of fictional characters rather than my own.

  10. Hi everyone, my 'Treasure' is up at my blog. Thank to Sumana for a this week's prompt


    much love...


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