Month: June 2011

moving on



where copper pots once clattered

sands of time passed too quickly
his world, a haze

eyes closed
images flitting through his mind
memories take shape

she moved with grace here, as a dancer
he couldn’t resist

feeling the cool surface of the granite countertop
he smiles
remembering where he peppered her with kisses
for the last time

inhaling deeply

he pulls the shade, turns out the light
whispers goodbye

P. Wanken

Written for The Sunday Whirl, prompt #10, using the 12 words from the wordle.

Six Word Saturday…6/25/11

I just learned I’m an “opsimath”.

Besides learning what the word opsimath means (one who learns late in life), I’ve been learning to spread my creative wings. For a few months I have been finding great joy in writing, and last night I actually used acrylics on a canvas and painted a picture!

I still have a lot to learn…and two books, recommended by fellow creative types, are part of my journey of doing so:

  • Stephen Fry’s The Ode Less Travelled (Unlocking The Poet Within)
  • Betty Edwards’ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

I’m already learning from Fry’s book: page xx of the foreward is where I learned the definition of opsimath!

written for “Six Word Saturday”…click here to go to Cate’s blog to read other posts.

Vision of the Future (a haiku)

just like an eclipse

my radiance is darkened ~

and this too shall pass

P. Wanken

While this haiku was written a week ago I hadn’t posted it anywhere. This morning I realize it’s a fitting response to Writer’s Island’s final (hopefully, just “for now”) prompt: Vision of the Future.

A Poet’s Tease

Dear Poet:
I am new today.
You know I’m out here.
You know where to find me.
You know I will taunt and tease
until your muse comes looking for me.
And then your mind becomes not your own.
I take over, filling your thoughts with my words.
And my words will become your words which,
in turn, bring glorious new life to mine.
Together we’ll create something.
I will be acknowledged, but
it is your name that will
be recognized as
the poet.

The Prompt

P. Wanken

Written for Thursday Think Tank at Poets United,
a poem from the perspective of an inanimate object.