Biography in 12 Poems – May 2, 2016

Biography in Twelve Verses

stones

 

helplessness
menacing challenge
birth

a drifting figure
like a storm or summer breeze
– father

penetrating
all-pervasive night
black

whimsy and horror
kaleidoscope of events
childhood

anger
blocking the exit
growing up

pin-point and bright
wavering uncertainly
saving light

speak
the inner voice commands
the silence

throwing off fear
trusting once again
or no

this closed window
keeping out the weather
and the sunshine

plain truth –
equilibrium isn’t
balancing stones

satori
momentary dazzling light
in monotony

at sixty-four
a rocky stability
after the tears flowed

© G.s.k. ‘16

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Whirligig 57: THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Weather” by Linda Pastan: menace, father, black, childhood, blocking, light, speak, throwing, window, plain, dazzling, after 

Poets on the Page – MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 Poetry Prompts

Poetry Prompts:
Write for ten minutes asking what balance means to you, how balanced or unbalanced your life is, and/or what feels balanced to you.

Or…

Write about balance in nature, where you see it and/or feel it.

Word Prompts:
Balancing
Stability
Equilibrium

 

Haiku Horizon’s Balance – December 7, 2015

Scales

in the balance
words said and not said
emptiness

walking an empty road
seeking what cannot be found
a balancing act

sunrise and sunset
the equinox is balanced
spring and autumn

put in the balance
happiness and heartache
in daily life
anticipating results
losing equilibrium

© G.s.k. ‘15