Sunday, August 26, 2012

When Poets Joined to Play

At dusk we met online,
our link a chain of poems each week;
the idea to empty essentials one after another
like a word association game.
From all around the globe we sat,
hands on keyboards, pencils near-
a moment in time, a union in cyberspace;
our dear operator a yellow rose with a patient heart.
The time approached,
we sat prepared to shoot off words in unison.
A sudden rain with sporadic drops from everywhere
splat, FORGIVEN
each thread a trace of chaos,
a recipe for ADD/ADHD,
a race to keep up,
a bond with poets on the fence of laughter
as spontaneous as the raindrops, the words,
the camaraderie on a Friday night when poets joined to play.

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Prompt inspiration: The Sunday Whirl #71- dusk, link, trace, empty, essentials, rose, pencils, fence, chain, recipe, forgiven, operator

21 comments:

brenda w said...

Hooray! I love this piece, Laurie. It shall forever live in the corridors of my heart, along with the evening you've captured so beautifully. Thank you for the yellow rose. :)

I really love the last three lines, it has me hooting already for the next time. LoL

Green Speck said...

You did justice with the words ... well written :-)

Marianne said...

I love it, Laurie! You have immortalized Friday night with your poem! Very fitting! Bravo!

nan said...

Fun tribute to what sounds like an interesting process! Thanks to all for coming up with the words!

Mary said...

I laughed at this, Laurie. I was only at the meeting for a short time. Couldn't figure out the train of thought...I do think a chat room would work a bit better. But you captured the 'flavor' of what I experienced while present.

Mary Mansfield said...

Wonderful, Laurie! You certainly captured the essence of the Friday night word-gathering fun here.

annell said...

Wonderful! I loved what you wrote.

Susan said...

"A sudden rain with sporadic drops from everywhere
splat, FORGIVEN
each thread a trace of chaos,
a recipe for ADD/ADHD,
a race to keep up,
a bond with poets on the fence of laughter"

Ah--I want to try it in actuality rather than just in metaphor, maybe. You make it sound vital. Where's the hangout this Friday? Oh, it's just a poem?

Daydreamertoo said...

It sounds as if you all had a blast. If it was anything like the email stampede a few weeks ago I can well imagine the laughter. What a wonderful poem to recall it all Laurie. Isn't it fabulous when we can connect like that in an instant from all over the world.

flaubert said...

Laurie, I love this! Yes, it is an evening I will never forget. Those last three lines tie the poem up beautifully. Thanks for writing this. My poor husband was patiently waiting for me to get off the computer, we had some place we needed to be, and our fun made us a trifle late ;)

Here's to the next time.

Pamela

joanne said...

this is the first post that was cheerful and fun....that game sounds like a giggle.....what's it called and how does one look in, or join?

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a bit of poetic riot, loads of fun with sudden connections made round the world. Thanks for sharing the experience, you have definitely whetted many appetites,

Elizabeth
http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/loosely-knit/

hoofprintsinmygarden said...

Okay, you guys had way too much fun Friday night!

irene said...

Put a smile on my face. Looks like Friday night has been enshrined in a poem, so memorable!

S.E.Ingraham said...

Beautifully put Laurie - this is pretty much how it went alright ... so much fun. Glad several thought to immortalize the eve ... this is grand.
http://seingrahamsays.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/shifting-colours/

Willow said...

Lovely, excellent, love the camaraderie that is this poetry wordl/world to which I am recently introduced.

Willow said...

Lovely, excellent, love the camaraderie that is this poetry wordl/world to which I am recently introduced.

teri said...

You caught the sporadic and frenetic, or was it frantic attempts at staying in the right conversation. It reminded me more of toddlers at daycare. So many fits and starts. Delightful capture of the evening.

Tumblewords: said...

I feel like I was there - a delightful read!

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Funny and flowing, a wonderful way to share the process and to write the wordle.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Laurie, I feel bad, I missed the festivities. Reminds me of The Teddy Bears' Picnic! Great use of the Wordle and just all around fun to read. Peace, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/08/28/bad-boyfriends/