daring

poetry? - anyone can :)



So every day I read a Samantha poem
she writes one poem a day

It's such a sensuous way
to focus
It moves me
I have a try
even though I stumble
I'm not so good and I can't help but rhyme
even if it's not the right time

Then the other day in class
when my mind falls in its regular fog
of swirling dative/akkusative der, die das ness
we turn to seite dreissig and
I wake up

They want us to write a poem - in German
yikes
but it's ok, it's easy, it's fun and there's a formula!
I do mine with Wendy and it comes out like this:


Ruhig
Der See
Aus dem Fenster
Wir vergessen unsere Ubung
Donnerstag

or this in English

Calm 
The lake
Out the window
We forget our lesson
Thursday


Ha Ha
Have a go, write one for yourself

It's called an Elfchen (little eleven)
11 words in 5 lines
1st = an adjective / a noun? (1 word)
2nd = what is / what is it? (2 words)
3rd = where is it / what does it? (3 words)
4th = something about yourself / the noun (4 words)
5th = conclusion word (1 word)

We read them out to each other and left the last line to guess. 
My German class just got funner.

Write yourself one.
share
I'd love to read it :) 



(yep that's the view out the window
pretty easy to drift off . . .)

puzzle pieces are meant to be wonky



If we were all the same
there'd be no space to try things out
to make mistakes
to try again
another way

we might just roll along the same old way
or sit real still
afraid to play

I'd rather be all lumpy
and take the road that's
bumpy

cos you never know
who you might meet
if you don't take off your socks and show
your funny jumpy feet

:)