Simple Things

For We Write Poems poetry prompt: 3 lines + x = poem

Simple Things

All those words prancing
across pages in books,
always seeking after something
(how much of it remembered?)

Never good at Math,
numbers gleefully laughing
at constant confusion
(still giggling, when I wiggle
through paying the bills).

Then came colors to enchant
soul, so very tired of all that
black and white
(and continues to rejoice
alone, while painting way
through long dark nights).

Elizabeth Crawford  8/31/11

Notes: Thank you Amy for the prompt. I played with the numbers a bit, but certainly had some fun in doing so.

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9 Responses to Simple Things

  1. Irene says:

    Words, numbers or colors, a sweet way of apprehending.The lines in parenthesis lend a delightful aspect.


  2. I love it, especially painting through long dark nights…..


  3. mareymercy says:

    I love the laughing numbers, the prancing words.


  4. Nanka says:

    So very well done!! Made me smile too!! You made the words numbers and colors play around beautifully!!


  5. Elizabeth, each stanza is a lovely story by itself. Words, numbers and colours. Nice.



  6. ms pie says:

    the rhythm of your prose is so subtle yet tendering curls around each line carrying one as if on a magic carpet… i am enjoying each post so much,,,


  7. You sound like me when it comes to math. it was like reading music, could never do that either. LOL
    Lovely prose.


  8. anl4 says:

    I liked this write, so light hearted! It is funny we love color, and then we discover black and white again… maybe one day we will discover numbers!


  9. Mr. Walker says:

    Elizabeth, from reading to math to art, all different ways to make sense of the world. An enjoyable read. And I liked the way your parentheticals grew, as if they reflected your growing interest or confidence.



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