Slice of Life/SmallPoems Day 25 (sticks/streams)

(I am participating in the March Slice of Life challenge via the Two Writing Teachers site.  Slice of Life is the idea of noticing the small moments. I have been a participant for many years and each year, I wonder if I will have the energy to write every day. This year, I am going to try to coincide it with my daily poetry writing, and intend to compose small poems on small moments. We’ll see how it goes …)

Day Twenty Five

Small branches and sticks
trick streams, currents as buoy,
while we stop to watch

Note: My wife and I took the dog for a long walk yesterday, on the heels of the snow storm. We wandered along paths along the river that had not yet been traveled because of the slippery conditions. I found myself stopping often, looking at the river, and noticing the many tree branches floating downward, maybe from coming loose with the melt or maybe from falling from the heavy snows. This poem also does double duty — the blog as a buoy for the words — as it is both a moment for Slice of Life but also a response to today’s prompt for of a poetry project called Water Poems, which you can learn more about here. I didn’t follow today’s directions for a found Haiku, really, but I did use the idea of the Haiku.

Peace (floating),
Kevin

9 Comments
  1. I am really enjoying the combination of your poems and accompanying notes this year, Kevin. My favorite thing today is your use of the word “heels”–brilliant! lol

  2. “The blog as a buoy for the words”–I never really thought of our posts in that way, this technology mooring our thoughts. Thanks for the pause in nature today.

  3. It’s like that game in House at Pooh Corner, when they drop the sticks and see which one gets under the bridge first.

  4. Thanks for the reminder, Kevin. I meant to pay attention to the water poems, but I’ve been so overwhelmed by online learning that I forgot. Love your poem and am feeling jealous that you have this nature place to walk….ours have all been closed!

  5. Kevin, I love the historical context of your poem and the way your thoughts flow. Congratulations on being noted in the Be Inspired section of Two Writing Teachers today.

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