Poetry over the ages has dealt with a variety of topics and subject matters. The poet praises his country and its specificity, marvels at the beauty of Nature or of a monument, mourns the loss of a leader or a friend.
But the poet is also the one who sees beauty in the little things around her. This is the kind of poetry Mary Oliver or Marge Piercy writes.
by Mary Oliver
I see or hear
that more or less
that leaves me
like a needle
in the haystack
It was what I was born for —
to look, to listen,
to lose myself
inside this soft world —
to instruct myself
over and over
It ain’t heavy, it’s my purse
by Marge Piercy
We have marsupial instincts, women
who lug purses as big as garbage igloos,
women who hang leather hippos from their shoulders;
So the idea today is to think of something that is part of your everyday life – the first cup of coffee in the morning, the emails in your inbox, your bus ride, the daily walk with your dog, what you see from your kitchen window, the latest pizza you ate, the possibilities are endless – and weave it into a poem that makes us see what is unique for you about your routine. Make us part of your everyday matters, share a moment or two with us today at dVerse.
What to do after you have written:
• Post your poem to your blog
• Add a link to your poem via the ‘Mr Linky’ below
• Read and comment on other people’s work to let them know it’s being read
• Share via your favorite social media platforms
• Above all- have fun!