on being human

Victoria hosts the bar tonight at dVerse. Here is her prompt. Why not join us in the pub for some creative and inspiring poetry?

This poetic device is just what it says: a catalog or list of things—an inventory of people, places, things, ideas. But it is no simple shopping list or to-do list, though I suppose it could be if a little thought and a dab of poetic creativity is added to the mix. To be successful, this form is a well thought-out, complex process.

Poets use the list poem for writing humor, irony or satire, opinion, descriptive poetry, and children’s poetry.

So, for today, let’s write list poems. There are a few ideas already mentioned in this post, but I’m sure you will come up with something more to amaze…maybe even a poetic shopping list. Take it wherever you like.

 

there are many signs

 

the wink of an eye

the curl of a smile

that wrinkly frown

 

little giggles

 

an outward breath

blue

sighing

 

shoulder shrugs

tossed hair

 

marmalade fingers

 

wiggles

 

stretching up

bending down

 

touching toes

sniffly nose

 

dancing feet

 

heart beat

heart beat

 

 

that look

the one with soul

right through me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 responses to “on being human

  1. Ah, I love. This:
    “an outward breath
    blue
    sighing”
    and then,
    “heart beat”
    heart beat”
    I’ve been wanting to try to write something like this but my heart is too tender.

    • Your comment is very lovely. Thank You. I am moved to share this with you.

      “When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality.”
      ― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Hard Times

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s