The March Slice of Life Challenge-hosted by Ruth and Stacey, at Two Writing Teachers - 15 of 31
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By the time you read this, the "contest" will probably be over and I think I can predict that I won't be moving on, but will lose to a wonderful poet, Renee La Tulippe at No Water River. If you want to read our poems and those of others, go over to The Scoreboard where you can click on each pair and you'll be able to vote for a while longer on the second tier.
I've also been trying to practice writing from one word for this contest, and one way to do that is to visit David Harrison's blog where he offers one word each month from which to write. I thought I'd share today what I wrote for February's word, architecture. If you're interested, search the site to find the Word of the Month and you'll find the link. The word for March is snake.
I wonder if you understand
the building of my mind,
the boards upon which lie my thoughts
constructed throughout time?
Do you see balustrades surrounding,
protecting without and within?
And the bricks as firm foundation
strengthening disordered din?
I hope you like all things nailed down
for I’ll not keep loosely made.
I’ll share the blueprint of my place;
with you, I’m not afraid.
Let’s speak of mullions and parapets,
of the gutters and the grills;
our life will then be shaped and planned
with headers and with frills.
It’s critical to frame it right
because my body clings to thee,
and we’ll keep mortar in our veins--
as I build with you, and you with me.