4.25.2017

Caught Up in the Glower

"All my poems are dark,"
I said, "But people insist
there’s a bright light
radiating from within them."
You said, "That’s the thing
with poems and housekeeping."

Challenge, Agnes Lawrence Pelton (1940)

NaPoWriMo Day 25! Linking up with Kerry on the Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden.

14 comments:

  1. Be them darkness or light, your poems certainly do shine!!❤️

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  2. ...and housekeeping? I drop the housework for poetry... ;)

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  3. One of the cool things about a poem is that it can be looked at from several different angles. What may only be dark to one person may be light for another for whatever reason.

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  4. I would hand 'that' person the hoover.

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  5. Haha! What does Cohen says.. there's a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in.
    ;-)

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  6. Maybe even especially housekeeping, fraught as it is with mixed duty and love.

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  7. Nope, I don't get it about the housekeeping either. But it's a cute poem, no darkness. :)

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  8. Mine tend to be dark too. I like shadows and pay more attention to bad dreams than the good ones because they inform me so well. I think of writing poetry as taking my physic blood pressure.

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  9. Oh, you know mine are dark. Maybe it is the mind doing housekeeping.

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  10. Mine are often dark too, but I hope I radiate thought.
    Not keen on housekeeping, maybe I was born in the wrong century as maids are not now the done thing...
    Anna :o]

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