Poetry, POW


rallentanda, POW prompt 4: write a poem in response to David Blackwells feet beneath the table, 1956

receiving not the
fickle post, the
wayward invitation
never intending to arrive

undecidedly decided
the unexpected guest
casually appeared

forgetting her feet
the white shoes visibility
incited a scene

interrupting their cozy
amused her, theirs faces
a deadpan delight
and serving cold tea
made strange
a simple intrusion

mumbling close
they pretended her gone
sitting sorta on the outside
she downright decided
she’d wait awhile
for a good cup of tea

Poetry, POW


rallentanda POW Prompt 3: something a little less mind bending this time. From ‘Fulbright Scholars’ Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes. write a poem inspired by this quote; photo: Is it on Earth ?, bleuet / Anne-Marie. flickr

It was the first fresh peach I had ever tasted.
I could hardly believe how delicious.
At twenty five I was dumbfounded afresh
By my ignorance of the simplest things.


here’s my inspiration…..

in a crouched position
staring back at you
the world becomes
second best