Sunday, April 13, 2008

National Poetry Month

(A Spring Poem)
In honor of national poetry month I thought I'd share some poetry with you.

First, I read somewhere about a challenge to write a cinquain - a form of poetry - and create art to go with it. Um, yeah. I wrote the poem but didn't make the art. A cinquain is, in this case, a "didactic cinquain." Described on Wikipedia thusly:



"The proscriptions of this type of cinquain refer to word count, not syllables and stresses. Ordinarily:


the first line is a one-word title, the subject of the poem;
the second line is a pair of adjectives describing that title;
the third line is a three word phrase that gives more information about the subject;
the fourth line consists of four words describing feelings related to that subject;
and the fifth line is single word synonym or other reference for the subject from line one."



I wrote this almost two years ago and if I had to write it again, it would be exactly the same.




Daughter.

Loving adventure.

Beautiful, sweet, funny.

Dancing through my life.

Precious.


This next poem I wrote about a year and a half ago. I was watching Rexy do something (what???) and she got a priceless look on her face - that was gone a second later. I literally reached for my journal in that moment, and wrote this:


If My Eyes Were a Camera

If my eyes were a camera
I would take a picture of you
every minute
of every day.

So I could savor
the sight of you
and the light of you
in future times.

And remember
how you look
right
now.
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8 comments:

The Bag Lady's Art said...

Oh Laurie, I love your poems, especially the second one! It really speaks to the mother's heart. Christopher is going to Basic Training next Wednesday. I have never been more proud or more scared. He is so excited that it is hard not to be happy for him. I don't think being a mom ever gets to be easy but I wouldn't trade being one, for anything.
Thank you for your encouragement and friendship, I GREATLY value both.
BIG hugs sister,
Pam

Alphaneenee said...

Laurie,
Love your poetry and the sweet pictures of your little girl. I have to go check out the Etsy for Autism work. I love the piece you did, and hope a lot of money gets raised. I will do a post on my blog as well and hope to get some more lookers!
Take care,
Denise

Sam I Am said...

oh my gosh..just toooo sweet...
i sooo wish we had remote controls where we could 'pause' some of these precious moments..
enjoy her allllll that you can...
she's beautiful!
hugs..
sandy

Robin said...

This poem made my heart leap in my chest. I know just what you mean.

bLu eYd YoGi said...

lovely poetry! lovely daughter!
pEaCe&LoVe~
erica
www.blujaystudio.blogspot.com

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I really like the thoughts of the second poem. I have felt that so many times.. you put it into much better words than I could...The art work at the top of the post is just outstanding as well. Another thought you put into words & pictures so well.

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Lord! She is SO cute!!! And your poetry is wonderful, I can just imagine what a great inspiration she is for not only your camera but your pen.

hugs
gail

Charming Sam said...

Beautiful poem. My little girl too. Thank you.