I Will Write a Different Verse…

Published January 26, 2017 by Nan Mykel

For d’Verse:

I WILL WRITE A DIFFERENT VERSE

…than the one running out of my ears,

streaming from beneath my spectacles,

filling my basin and potty:

O beautiful, for spacious skies,

for amber waves of grain!

No hand-wringing. Let’s pretend

freedom’s train is around the bend.

Let imagination have its way

and take us to a better day.

Amen.

19 comments on “I Will Write a Different Verse…

  • Oh! Nan? Get away from the tube! It denies and destroys! LOL! I feel this way…as poets, as writers, as therapists….we must make our own reality….not to ignore that which exists around us, but one where we can birth our creativity. I feel, sometimes….that the demands made from the outside have little to do with anything except the ‘wants’ of others: local politicians, etc…who want our energy, our time, to fill up their needs. And where does that leave us? Empty of energy, time. For me, the ‘courage to create’, as Dr. Rollo May said…is our main pathway. And we need courage these days to create. But so many poets, writers live fearfully: Governments come and go, but this still doesn’t or shouldn’t stop us from our main aim: write that poetry, etc. Don’t cower in fear about what is around the corner. Your poem was lovely, uplifting and exactly what I needed to read this am……”O, beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain:…I hold that before me, Nan. And trains can go off tracks. The sky and land does not deceive. It is a source of powerful positivism and joy! For me, and many others…it is the source of creativity. Amen.

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  • OOh! Wonderful. Thanks..and what about that article you mentioned to me? I don’t believe I received the title or source. My son in law and daughter attend the Atlanta Friends meeting–sometimes–when they have time. At least they’re members.

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  • OH so glad I found you, Nan. Had trouble earlier getting here.
    I like the message in your verse and as always, your strong voice.
    Here’s to freedom, and happy times! I’ll board that train.

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