POEM: poet’s pose


poet’s pose

atop a table
looking for meaning
in the folds
of a tablecloth
the placement of chairs
the careful balance
of elements
it’s fitting
to have one hand
on her heart
while the other
reaches upward
toward a sky
no one has yet
found an adjective
to encompass

25 June 2013
Auburn AL

Here’s an outtake from that same day. It was hard to decide which photo to use:


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I’m writing a poem a day in 2013. During June, each day’s poem will be inspired by a photo of writer Arielle Brousse doing yoga. I’ve been a fan of her writing for years. Arielle writes the Unforgettable Detritus blog and curates The Sensible Nonsense Project, a collection of writing about people’s favorite childhood books. Thank you to Arielle for allowing me to use the photos, and for all the entertaining and inspiring writing she’s done over the years.

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