Poetry

Poetry has often been a way for me to release my feelings by putting them into words.  This page is a repository for some of my poems.  And I will start with this one, it’s written, roughly in the sonnet form (I never could hear the stressed and unstressed bits, even though I understood from a poetry writing class that they should be heard).  It is rather whimsical though, and has some lovely imagery.

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The Clothesline

Summer wind blows, stirring overgrown lawns.

Fluttering, dancing clothes, hang on the line.

Dresses weave and twirl, such rich  jewel-toned gowns;

White cotton sheets beat a crisp counter time.

 

Heavy denim Levis hang in a row;

Blue columns of legs parade in stiff stance.

Big, color-splashed beach towels dragging down low

Suddenly snap in a wild, windy dance.

 

Billowing blanket escapes wooden pins,

Rapidly flapping, flying loose, undone;

Roiling wildly across the grass it spins,

First whipping then flipping, under the sun.

 

Clouds gather, darkened sky, here comes the storm;

Limp, drenched, dripping, the wash has  lost its charm.

 

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