Ode To Those Golden Years

For Miz Quickly’s poetry prompt day 4: write a work poem

autumn rainbowa

Ode To Those Golden Years

is not
what I do,
that was before,
always driven by another’s demands

Now do what I please and mostly it’s play,
taking my ease
this day’s

Elizabeth Crawford  4/4/13

Notes: For those who are curious, this is a double Tetractys, a syllabic form that counts 1,2,3,4, 10 space 10,4,3,2,1. I like to start and end with the same word.

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8 Responses to Ode To Those Golden Years

  1. Stan Ski says:

    And so you should!


  2. Misky says:

    We should have tea. 🙂


  3. Pamela says:

    Nice, I look forward to days of only play, Elizabeth.



  4. brenda w says:

    Thank you for this reprieve, Elizabeth. It reads like a breath of fresh air.
    I wrote to the napo prompt today:


  5. JJS says:

    Love the “always driven” “taking my ease” contrast!


  6. Marianne says:

    Bravo, Elizabeth! I’m not familiar with a Tetractys. Will have to try one soon!


  7. julespaige says:

    I had started a reply, but lost it when I backtracked. Thank you for teaching me a new form.
    And for engaging me in play.

    I think I’ll retire now…After all it is 10:30pm 🙂


  8. Mary says:

    I’m right with you, Elizabeth! And it is worth every moment of ‘work.’


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