We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
[Marianne Williamson]

Friday, February 20, 2009

F is for fantastic fun!

This week's poetry stretch was so much fun - I couldn't stop at just one! Tricia, from The Miss Rumphius Effect, challenged us to write a sijo! This is Korea's answer to the haiku. I'll leave you to check out the rules over at her blog - and even if you don't want to know how to write one, you should read the example she posted by Linda Sue Park - I will never look at a storm in the same way again!

Here is my first one:

An Amphibian's Nightmare

A tiny frog balances delicately on a blade of grass.
It trembles under his weight as he peers at his own reflection...

He jumps - startled! For a moment, he feared he saw a handsome prince!


Here is another...



Fluffy yellow wattle flowers cluster thickly together,
branches drooping under an avalanche of perfumed pompoms --

a buzzing bandit flees, saddlebags overloaded with gold.


And another (a true story lol)...


Lessons in forgiveness

A little boy takes the papers his mother has measured and cut
with careful precision and pours his glass of water over them.

As she starts to yell, he smiles... says "Mummy, thank you for having me!"


And the last one (for now - I am sure this is a form I will return to! Thanks, Tricia - I love it - though I don't know how successful these will sound to others!) Wombat was playing outside, getting bored with my preoccupation (I was composing the above). He said - "Tell me a story about DIRT, Mummy!" So here it is:


For thousands of years, this soil
has been forming: from broken trees
and mountains eroding
into tiny particles of dust...

for God, in his wisdom, knew
that little boys need dirt to play in!


I had my camera ready - this is Wombat's smile when I got to the punchline :D (note the state of his clothes lol)

This week's Poetry Friday is graciously hosted at The Holly and The Ivy. For some reason my internet connection drops out whenever I try to open that page, so I hope I get the chance to put my entry in before it is too late!


Saints and Spinners said...

Blogger has been acting funny with some people's blogs as of late, I've noticed. Anyway, I enjoyed reading your poems-- they look as if they were fun to write, too. To answer your question on my blog, I only know of print sources, like Sybille Adolphi's Making Flower Children and M v Leeuwen's The Nature Corner. Do you know how to make the "Waldorf heads?" Making them on a large scale can be frustrating, I've heard, but I've had a good time making them on a small scale. I'm glad you've found a good source for materials. Are you tempted to get sheep? :)

Katherine said...

What a cute dirt story with Wombat.

Steff said...

my girls have strted making me mud pies - ahh the expensive toys :)