Sunday Poser # 76

Sadje is our hostess for the Sunday Poser.
This week

What do you like most about your own writing?

I have always liked to write, and whilst I can be critical of my work, most times I’m happy with what I’ve written.
Since I started my blog, it has been good to get my thoughts on paper sotospeak, and in many instances I find it therapeutic.
What I like most about my current writing is my poetry. I have gone back and read some of my early poems (not the little ditties I wrote at school) and in some instances can’t believe that I wrote it, such as this Melancholy Abecedarium from 2015

Alone, I sit on a
Bench, melancholy and
Chilled as I watch the rays of
Dawn tease from the hills in an
Eastern Sky.
Freeing the shadows from darkness
Greeting a New Day,
How wondrous the sight
I see before me.
Just listening to the
Kiss of the breeze against
Leaves gently rustling, reflecting
My mood, as the
Night makes way for morning,
Opening windows of
Pastel shades on the water
Questions arise as I
Reminisce about the past,
Searching my soul for
Those who touched my Spirit.
Undying in their presence,
Virtually living forever
Whilst I review the
X-rays of my life which
Yield such memories in a
Zenith of Love
.

and this Whispering Reeds from 2018

Can you hear the reeds
Whispering to you on the breeze,
Such a gentle melodic refrain,
It softly calls out your name.
Can you hear the call of the night
Just before dawn’s early light,
Your breath cascades in the wind,
Before the new day begins.
Can you feel the warmth of the day
From the sun’s caressing ray,
Touching you deep in your soul
Chasing out the wintry cold.
I see images in cotton wool clouds
Encasing skies in a wispy shroud,
Reach out my hands to embrace
Your dearly belovéd face.
I hear voices whisper your name,
Things will never be the same,
The hypnotic sway of the reeds
Whisks you away on the breeze.

I attended a poetry course way back in 1974 and was told I wrote verse, but not poetry.
I think now sometimes I get it right.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Sunday Poser # 76

  1. Those are both extraordinarily beautiful reflecting the ebb and flow of emotion and longing with a very poetic measure.

    “It matters not what they believe your writing to be, whether poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction; what matters is that you know what it is as it flows from your heart, through the pen and onto the paper.” ~Gypsie

  2. Chel Owens says:

    Poetry in motion. 😉 How’s the plantar fasciitis?

  3. Sadje says:

    Both are excellent poems Di. I like both your fiction and non-fiction posts.

  4. Owwwie! That news was something I missed! How awful for you, and I’m glad the medicine is helping. I’m curious though…does that make your feet swell up and does it burn when you walk? I don’t know that much about the condition, save that it is wickedly painful.

  5. Love the poems, Di. The first one is considered an ‘alphabet poem’ and I think the second could be considered prose. 😊 Your friend, the Poetry student . . .

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