Creating a drama where once there was none, making things worse, draining all fun from life which, let’s face it, is challenging enough. Is the crisis not sufficient? Is the world not quite tough enough for your needs? It needs to be worse to make you feel noticed, have all attention turn to how events affect you, even if there’s no link you want eyes, ears and hearts, people to think that you are the heroine of the world’s darkest hour. For you it’s more serious, the monsters all tower, glowering above you, and nobody else, because darling, love, sweetie you think just of yourself. I’ve got some news for you, please listen if you can I know you’re distracted, have no attention span, but it won’t take too long, my time’s precious too – This world is for all of us – Not Just For You.
Hurrah! Under the new, host-friendly schedule for dVerse, today sees the inaugural last-Saturday-of-the-month dVerse Open Link Night. OLN is when us poets get to link up with our work, no matter what, shape, size, form or subject matter. As long as it’s poetry, the world is our oyster. The poets’ pub opens at 3pm EST (7PM here in the UK) – make mine a large one!
My offering today was triggered by a number of things I overheard and witnessed earlier today, out and about on a busy Saturday. I hope you enjoy the read – and please do go and take a look at all the great poems on dVerse. There are some brilliant talents out there!
Watch your humans sit down – Woof! – we jump to our feet
to pour out your water and open the door
You know what you want, sometimes we’re not sure
You’re not so demanding, we just need to know
Your presence is a gift that you kindly bestow
One inscrutable look and we soon understand
You’re the top dog, the queen, you rule this fair land
Most dear Fuji-san, honoured Fuji-sensei
You are the true mistress of all you survey!
This is an ode to the majestic lady who takes centre stage above. I have recently been allowed to take up residence in her home, feed and water her and generally fulfil her needs. She is a bit of a charmer and I’m not sure I would like to know what she thinks of me! Fuji (named for the photographic film brand, not the mountain!) is a venerable Newfoundland, a true grande dame!
I will link up to the dVerse Open Link Night later today. Please do visit to enjoy some very fine poetry indeed – and be inspired… Join us!
Return me to a gentle land Gather me in, take my hand Restore my mind to calmer days Remove the scene that still replays over and over, jamming my head Bring me serenity, a constant thread of restoration, courage anew Let me forge ahead, source my strength from you Know that with each breath and every pace I take you with me, see your face Hear your laughter, envisage your smile Yes, we are parted, but just for a while Life is but a moment, a wrinkle, a sigh This is only adieu, Dad, not forever goodbye.
Because time passes, pain eases, gratitude settles in and new dawns are always possible. Amazingly, I wrote this poem before reading Grace’s introduction at Open Link Night – and yet it just seems to fit. I have so much for which to be grateful.
Please do visit the dVerse Open Link Night for examples of some very fine poetry indeed – and be inspired… Join us!