Friday 6 August 2010

Things I'll Miss

This is something I've gotten away from. I created poems for NaPoWro 2010 - not as faithfully as in 2009 (National Poetry Writing Month 2009). There is something to writing poems. The simple clarity of a succinct illumination of emotions, in a carefully chosen group of words. Giving language to your emotions, autobiography, is a proven psychological tool and a means by which we heal.
For me, moving away from Muskoka has been a difficult choice.

It is good for the brain to play with rhythm and metre. Juggling thoughts in written language.

ReadWritePoem has morphed into WeWritePoems.

Thursday Prompt #14: Make a list  
Of course, I seldom do as I am told! My list ended up rhyming. And, although our new home for October has a wetland, and a river nearby, I will miss my daily venture down to the lake and frog pond.

Things I'll Miss

lake in the morning
geese on the shore
ducklings on water
peeping for more

frog pond in sunlight
bright sunfish below
tadpoles in summer
appendages grow

wind moving water
broadcasting weather
lightning clashes
huddle together

winter delightful
lake as it fractures
cat walkies o'er ice
docktails and sculptures

sledders and jetskiies
happily leaving
citiots partying
likely not grieving

cottage life changes
with power and motion
respect for others
an ancient notion

beauty restores me
summer winter spring
of all the seasons
fall colours I'll bring

memories linger
recalled tomorrow
grandchildren calling
love outweighs sorrow


W.C.Camp said...

Jenn - never fear, the great thing about life is it is ALWAYS an adventure. You are beginning anew - Enjoy every minute of it! W.C.C.

Just think of all the fun to be had

With grandkids near, you’re sure to be glad

Adventures new, your course is now set

Muskoka’s best memories - you’ll never forget

Jenn Jilks said...

@W.C. That's one of the best 'comments' I've ever had!
So much fun.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jenn: That was very cute.

gautami tripathy said...

I second W.C!

wolfish grins

Shey said...

A moving poem. Well written. :)

irene said...

A good list poem (meaningful) full of lovely images..

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

awesome list poem...

Diane T said...

I love your list poem, Things I'll Miss. I feel the same way about a lakeside place. Must have been hard to leave. Delightfully written, and thank you for your comments on my work!

Mary said...

Well written. I can understand you missing these things, but I am sure you will find other things to take their place if you look.