dear poets and storytellers. If you have been watching the news, then you know
that the world if full of grim things and even grimmer people. But good things
are happening, too: spring arrived yesterday (in
the Norther Hemisphere), and today the whole globe celebrates World Poetry Day.
shouldn’t ignore the bad—even if we could—but we can take a few moments to
celebrate the good. With that in mind, I’m sharing my favorite poetic quote…
“I run after certain words… They are so
beautiful that I want to fit them all into my poem… I catch them in midflight,
as they buzz past, I trap them, clean them, peel them, I set myself in front of
the dish, they have a crystalline texture to me, vibrant, ivory, vegetable,
oily, like fruit, like algae, like agates, like olives… And I stir them, I
shake them, I drink them, I gulp them down, I mash them, I garnish them, I let
them go… I leave them in my poem like stalactites, like slivers of polished
wood, like coals, pickings from a shipwreck, gifts from the waves… Everything exists
in the word.”
~ Pablo Neruda
…and my favorite flower (I love its simple, wild beauty and resilience):
photo by Walter Sturn, on Unsplash
I invite you to do the same in the comments—share a favorite poetic quote and the
name of your favorite flower. If you are feeling generous, then tell us a bit
about why you love the latter so much.
let us open our 62nd Writers’ Pantry. Add poetry or prose, new or
old, short or long(ish), seasonal or not; the choice is
yours. If you choose to delight us with your prose, let the word count
be 369 words or fewer. One link per participant.
Please remember to add the direct link to your contribution, not just the link to your blog. Take a moment (or three) to visit other lover of words, and let them know how their words make you feel. As always, Mr. Linky will remain open for a week.
- for our next Weekly Scribblings, Rommy would like us to create new poetry or prose inspired by the word “Dance”.