dance at the edge



Susie offers the prompt at Toads today

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For today’s challenge I want you to write a poem from your immediate surroundings. For example where I am sitting there is a vase of   flowers,  silver thermos, a mailbox nameplate from my father’s mailbox, a window, a rather sickly violet, books, a clock, a tape dispenser, the whir of an air conditioner. I could go on and on.  Your poem could be a combination of what you see, hear, taste, feel, just pull from the spot where you are writing.


stuffed bird sings at a squeeze

zen masters await my eye

journals of music

and poetry lie used

and fingered

and loved


flowers drying in old water

display paper-like beauty

and faces of family

and colors and hope

and wisdom

burst out

from the wall in front

of this keyboard


drums and guitars

capos and flutes

and bells

and buddha’s

and prayer flags

and stuff from my daughters flat

blocking the bookshelf





is every step








18 thoughts on “dance at the edge

  1. Jim says:

    I couldn’t decide, the flower still old water drying or the (old) squeezy bird toy or the daughters stuff junking up the room, which was worse. All was very realistic per messes I’ve dealt with

    • paul scribbles says:

      Interesting that the stuff line caught your attention….that was a specific reference to the pile blocking the bookshelf…the other items whilst not being included in the ‘stuff’ pile are still of course ‘stuff’…everything is stuff and has a story….unless it’s non-stuff 😉

  2. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala) says:

    and buddha’s and prayer flags
    and stuff from my daughters flat
    blocking the bookshelf

    The feeling of peace and salvation will always be there even with just ordinary items of some religious significance!


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