This Poem

For Creativity Challenge Day 6: Inspiration
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This Poem

This poem is an old woman.
This poem is a glass window.
This poem is a drop of rain.

This poem is an old woman
standing at her window,
remembering the taste of rain.
Leaning on her cane, thinking
how, as a child, she played
in the rain. Sticking out her tongue
to count how many raindrops
she could catch, while giggling
with friends.

This poem is a glass window,
giving a view of the outside world,
while sheltering that one within.

This poem is a drop of rain
looking for a tongue to taste,
and to tell its story of a newly
washed world.

This poem is hope for a world
in need of inspiration
that might fall like fresh rain,
from the tongue of an old woman,
who has finally opened
her glass window.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/26/2016

Notes: Recently, in response to the Creativity Challenge, someone used the Boomerang form, reminding me of how much I like it. Created by Hannah Gosselin, it may be found here:
https://wordrustling.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/this-poem-is-a-hoe-the-wheel-and-a-sphere/

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About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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4 Responses to This Poem

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    LOL, I just posted a boomerang poem from last year for the Poetry Pantry because Sumana’s poem reminded me how much I love this form. Yours is wonderful. I adore it. And I think for today’s challenge I will write another.

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  2. Powerful indeed…I love what you’ve created here, Elizabeth…thank you for this and for sharing the link. Beautiful work!

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  3. Mary says:

    Yes this poem is hope for a world in need of inspiration! That is the most important message I take from this poem, Elizabeth. Let us find that hope.

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  4. Sumana Roy says:

    such beautiful images…what a delight to read, Elizabeth!

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