Monday, March 23, 2015

Easy Chair (#PoetryMonday*)

I could sit here and read poetry all day,
he thinks, the fire crackling in the background,
the liar sun glistening over the frozen snow outside.

Writing poetry? Yes, I’d like to and I could, too.
But then I’d have to close the book, get up,
go into a colder room, wait to be fully roused
by some random muse passing by
as the PC turns on and boots,
open the word processing application, put fingers on keys,
poised, waiting for the lines to form on the pixeled page.

I’d rather just stay here next to the fire,
where it’s warmer, and enjoy the ripe fruit
of someone else
s labor.

* It's PoMo! To learn about PoMo (POetry MOnday), click here and then scroll down. 

Ah, La-Z-Boy, you are a comfort to me
! Sometimes I wonder if easy chairs are more of a curse than a blessing. But Im not giving mine up! And, to be honest, with my laptop, I can write anywhere. And the only fireplace I have access to right now is a digital version on the TV. What do you think? Is it better to sit at a desk to write? Or in a coffee shop? Share in the comments section.

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  1. In the 30 years of my daily 48-mile-round-trip commute to and from the office, I always had a large pad of paper in the car down between the seats. I would often come up with an idea of two -- work related, something more personal or, more fun, the beginning of a limerick. I had the pad in my lap, and without looking, jot down words or phrases, not knowing exactly where on the page the words would go down. I could rip off pages and use up a lot of paper. But many, many times, the words were the beginning of something important in one of my worlds. If this sounds dangerous, or close to what is now texting, I would disagree. I never had an accident of any kind. BTW, I am retired now, but that paper pad is still in the car. I just love words. And handwritten letters, and.........poetry.

    1. Maybe it's time to bring the pad inside and start turn those "beginnings" into something more?


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