Theme One Day

Write a fourteen line poem about a day in your life you would choose to relive, if you could.

If one fourteen verse isn't enough, write another fourteen lines, and so on: 14, 28, 42, etc.



Thomas D

51 years old from

about One Day

 

with a nod (nay! with a deep bow!) to the example of one trick pony




Yesterday

it hit 62 degrees     i stayed indoors

sheltered in place against the contagion

of forsythia     & daffodils     & newborn leaves

 

had a phone session with alison my therapist

who asked what are you most looking forward to

when all this is said & done

 

& i responded     churches poetry hugs     i miss

gathering with others

especially tuesday mornings     with the manna group

 

also yesterday     i prepared

a playlist of videos     for zoe's class

i zoomed briefly     with the beehive poets

 

& i had silent time     chairprayer in the recliner

my meditation always turns to sleep

 

*

 

wrote to steven     buddy in florida     steven

is a baptist     turned catholic     turned quaker

& loves saint julian of norwich     & meister eckhart

 

he & i are soul-friends     companions along the way

poets probing the universe     with cautious boldness

explorers finding heaven in the everyday

 

wrote to hilary     closer to home    hilary is also a poet

radiant with kindness     a lovely soul

she urged me to listen to her episcopal priest's

 

palm sunday sermon delivered from his home

with candles & icon & lectionary     i was overwhelmed

by the way the video began

 

solemn liturgical music on the piano

montage of photos of the empty church

 

*

 

it will surprise no one to hear

that i drank too much coffee     that i read poetry

that i was nervous about small matters

 

laundry makes swiss alps     in the bedroom closet

out of two different baskets     the twin mountains

of clothing have merged     bridged by a third

 

it will surprise no one to hear

that i thought romantic thoughts     about several women

who like me well enough     but not that way

 

that i ate peanut butter     & 'soda crackers'

as ed the ex-monk calls them     in his alabama accent

undiminished by 60 years in new england

 

it will surprise no one     least of all me     to hear

that i was mad crazy grateful     for all my friends





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