Apr '12 3
Today's 'naked' National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) poem was inspired by this lovely quote from a certain M C Richards: Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.

I hope you like it. Let me know what you think in the comments box.

Allowing the ordinary

I woke up at 5.30 this morning,
made myself a black coffee
in my favourite blue-and-yellow mug;
threw open the window
smelled the new-mown grass
regarded yesterday's towels on the clothes line
noticed the faint outlines
of our three bicycles leaning against the fence
and the jumble of dog toys on the lawn;
I inhaled the fresh air
heard the doves call to each other
as elegant eucalyptus branches moved gently;
I saw a Tuesday morning blink its sleep-filled eyes,
watched an April sky pull back its curtains,
open its windows.

And later
as I considered ideas for today's poem
my first thought was
that this morning
had been one like every other,
nothing special.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike says:

    *Well done JL. I did mine when I got home from F.S. and put it up on my blog at 12 midnight exactly. I'm keeping up with you by the skin of my teeth.

  2. Jen says:

    *Very impressive, MH and a nice little gem to boot. :-)

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