My beloved South Chesterman's Beach
I decided to try this using lines I stumbled upon from some of the poets who post at dVerse, to make it more fun and also because the very talented folk who gather there knock my socks off with their writing, on a daily basis. I had so much fun I could have gone on and on, but had mercy, and the poem did seem to stop. Enjoy. Below, I list the names of the poets in the order their lines were included.
Do stop by dVerse and read offerings from many fine poets.
What is it that you see with your eyes closed?
Try to sleep like you're sleeping,
instead of like you're drowning.
Don't give up on these outrageous dreams
of belonging somewhere as unique as you are.
I will be the difficult path and I will be
the reason the path is difficult.
Looking up at the naked branches, I try not to worry
about how many leaves I have remaining.
And your tears come like the muse,
unexpected but greatly appreciated.
In a pregnant moment of silence, stars fade,
as our sun sends its first rays
across the mountains.
Autumnal blessings held in a deep blue moment
awaken to joy.
Amy Barlow Liberatore
Wow Sherry what a fantastic job you have done with the incredible talent from dverse. I am sure they will be honored by this piece.ReplyDelete
Sherry, this is amazing! So touching n' intimately written~ReplyDelete
I love how enchanting and personal it was! Stunning, with so much wonderful imagery!!!! WOW~ :D
How very innovative, Sherry! Others write of poets of recent times. But you had cleverly picked from our great contemporaries. Just see how these jived most smoothly! Great!ReplyDelete
Beautifully combined words, Sherry.ReplyDelete
Well done - and very clever, to use lines from poets in the community! That's earned a link on the front page of my website! :-)ReplyDelete
wow! terrific and so clever! k.ReplyDelete
ha honored to be included...and very cool in how you wove all that together...it came out lovely and flows perfect....and with feeling....well played...smiles...ReplyDelete
I like the poem that resulted, however you came by it--I see what I will awaken to, and it is Joy!ReplyDelete
Brilliant Sherry - and very nicely done too ... it flows like fine wine with all our contemporaries providing the vintage ... a lovely cento.ReplyDelete
Sherry you are a wonderful person....I loved your work here....ReplyDelete
very cool that you took lines from dVerse poets..and you wove them together to a beautiful veil, swinging so peacefully in the autumn sky..ReplyDelete
Clever to use the words of the community and then weave it into this loemReplyDelete
Wow Sherry... you did an AB FAB job with this. Using Poets you read is a wonderful take on the prompt and you turned it into your own something beautiful!ReplyDelete
such a beautiful re-weaving and integration of our words. Sherry, you have emphasized the ONEness that we truly are. I am honored to see my haiku as the finale to this exquisite cento, thank you.ReplyDelete
So creative, Sherry... and very clever to use our friends!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Sherry. Love the way you opened with a question on subconsciousness and closed with an awakening with a blessing. Very lovely and gorgeous borrowed pieces.ReplyDelete
I love this Sherry. You did such a good job with this. The poem is so serene, like a prayer, but more profound. Nice that you used blog poets.ReplyDelete
A fine cento, weaving beautiful lines from our community. A fine poem, and a lovely homage to fine poets. I liked it very much!ReplyDelete
Pretty cool, Sherry! I am now going to write a cento using one of your lines!ReplyDelete
I love it that you chose "our" poets!ReplyDelete