Poems

I used to despise most poetry, especially unrhyming poetry. But now… now I actually kind of like it! It lets you look at the world in a different way. And I have to admit, it’s pretty fun to write. πŸ˜€ I decided to share a few of my poems today, which I hope you enjoy. I’m not very experienced with poem-writing so any tips or constructive criticism is welcome. πŸ™‚

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This book isΒ “all the small poems and fourteen more,” which I highly recommend, by the way. πŸ™‚

poems

poems slip on tinted glasses

and make you look at everything

upside down and sideways

until you don’t know where you started

and even the plainest, dullest things

are something new and wonderful.

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bonfire

warm, nimble fingers

grabbing for aΒ hold

on slippery branches, paper, sticks

then giving up

and sliding down again,

but leaving black scars

to mark their path.

hungry flames

licking with soft strokes

melting the wood

with warm tongues.

a burning sunset in a ring of stones.

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art

the language of imagination.

art is spoken not

with verbs and nouns

but with brushstrokes

and colors

and lines.

art is spokenΒ not

with the mouth,

but with the fingertips;

not only with the mind,

but with the soul.

some people are fluent from birth

and some must work

to master it,

but like all languages,

anyone can learn.

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pool

there is nothing quite like

a pool, with its

liquid burden of blue

which wraps aroundΒ you

like an cool blanket

and holds you up

on its strong, soft back.

when you plunge beneath

the surface, you enter another world:

still, silent,

save for the whisper of

your body as it

glides through

the water.

pools are

freckles and brown arms

and pink shoulders

where the sunscreen was too thin;

bubbles swimming to the surface

like fragile jellyfish;

sunbeams dancing together

in intricate patterns,

a web of yellow light

shifting and shimmering

in the cool blue water;

aΒ place where everything

moves in slow motion.

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vacation

a fewΒ daysΒ of

condensed work

for a few days of

condensed memories.

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piano

a funny language

with an alphabet

of dots and lines.

its sentences are

spoken not with

the tongue, but

with the fingers;

not with the mind,

but with the soul.

playing piano is

reading a beautiful

story out loud with

your fingertips, a

story sung by the

heart of the composer

and captured forever

on a white paper page.

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little things

a dew drop hanging

from a blade of grass,

poised for a dive.

a perfect blossom,

opening it’s shy face

to the world.

a set of brilliant colored pencils,

lined up like colorful soldiers

in their squareΒ tin.

a sunset burning up the sky

one flaming cloud at a time.

a basket of vegetables

sun-warmed and fresh picked.

i sometimes think

the best things come in

small packages.

don’t you?

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the sound of summer

the deep bass of bullfrogs,

the cymbal clash of thunder,

the low roar of a lawn mower,

the staccato pop of canning jars sealing,

the juicy crunch of aΒ watermelon slice,

the splash of a rock thrown into water,

theΒ buzzing crescendo of cicadas,

the shrill sopranoΒ chirp of crickets,

the sweet melody of birdsong,

allΒ weave together,

into a beautiful symphony:

the sound of summer.

 

That was fun! And yes, I am aware that the “art” and “piano” poems are very similar – almost exactly the same in some parts. But I couldn’t bear to change those parts out and I wanted to share bothΒ of them.Β XD

Which poem was your favorite? Do you like non-rhyming poetry?

***Allison***

P. S. Guys,Β you should reallyΒ check out Hayley’s ATC trade! She needs a few more people to sign up before the trade is worthwhile to do, so if you like art, you should definitely look into it! πŸ˜€ And in case you’re wondering, I’ll be doing the trade too. πŸ˜‰

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74 thoughts on “Poems

  1. Thanks for sharing! Your style is fun and light-hearted, I like reading your poems. I love this blog, and don’t do anything you don’t want to, this is just my opinion. Maybe you should write in a post or two that’s personal about you or something with depth. Not saying anything about your blog, it’s really great! But it just might add another level of depth with readers.

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I’m soooo happy you like it! And actually yeah, I’ve been planning to do a post like that sometime soon, so hopefully I can! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the suggestion. πŸ™‚

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  2. these are amazing! my favorite ones are art, pool, and vacation. and the pictures that you paired with them are incredible. πŸ™‚

    i don’t particularly like rhyming poetry. it usually feels too forced. i think free verse better allows you to get everything down.

    xo loren

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    1. AHHHH LOREN COMMENTED YAYAYAYAY! XD πŸ˜€
      But seriously, thank you so much, Loren! I’m really glad you liked them. πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I agree. Although sometimes rhyming poetry can make for a more fun, light-hearted poem, you don’t just naturally go around speaking in rhyming couplets. XD

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    2. I totally agree about the rhyming poetry part–I usually enjoy writing free verses, because then I get a bit more freedom in writing whatever I like. When it comes to rhyming, you have to plan all those ending words, just so they’ll rhyme.

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  3. These are so beautiful! I love the art one especially. ❀ I think poetry is SUCH an underrated form of writing. I used to write more of it but don't now; I really need to get into it again though! And OMG DID YOU TAKE THOSE PHOTOS YOURSELF BECAUSE 😍😍😍

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    1. Aww thank youuuu! Yes, I really like the art one too. πŸ™‚ Yeah, I really like how poetry is a way to explore things in a new light. It does that in a way prose can’t do without sounding unnatural.
      Ha ha, yep, I sure did take those photos! (I edited them a little though.) I’m so glad you like them!

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  4. Yaaaay, you like writing poems now? Awesomeeee. ;)) They were really nice to read, btw!! And I usually don’t write rhyming poems? I usually do blank and free verses, cuz I’m just too lazy and it’s not my style to rhyme. xD

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  5. I love your poem about the pool. Your choice of words there was great. Also, I disagree with you when you say art is not spoken. Poetry, like what you’ve shared with us, is art. But I get where you’re coming from. Those poems are beautiful pieces of art btw. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Oh, and good point! Art, broadly speaking, can be lots of things – writing, music, woodworking, sewing, etc. But yeah, I was just talking about the more narrow meaning of art, as in drawing and painting. πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for the comment!

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  6. I never liked non rhyming poetry before, but I do now!!!!! Yours at least! That was SO BEAUTIFUL! I loved every one of them! Thank you so much for sharing those with us! I know sometimes people (myself included) get nervous to share things with others (especially with you having like 3000 followers) cause they don’t know what they’ll think, but that was MAGNIFICENTLY EXTRAORDINARY!!!! I loved them soooooo much! They were ALL so beautiful and VERY true!!! πŸ™‚ The art one was great! And I love the way you worded some of the parts about the pool one! The sounds of summer was also very pretty and makes me very thankful for the beauty God put around us! Thanks again Allison!!!! Those were SO beautiful! I deeply enjoyed reading them!
    PLEASE POST MORE POEMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *starts chant* “We want more, WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!” XD haha!!!
    ~K.A~

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    1. WOOOOAHHH AHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH! That made my day, dear! πŸ˜€
      Yeah, I actually was a little nervous because I haven’t really written much poetry before and I wasn’t sure how you guys would like it but APPARENTLY YOU DO AND I’M SO GLAD! πŸ˜€
      Again, thank you sooooo much, K. A.! Of course I shall post more poems if you guys enjoy them that much! (Because they’re also quite fun to write. XD )

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      1. Haha! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ I understand! I know, it was SO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰ I didn’t think I liked things like that, but I do when you write them! I really enjoyed reading all of that! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much again for posting! Your words are SO BEAUTIFUL! I don’t know how you can make them sound so great! πŸ˜‰ You’re AMAZING at writing and just bringing the life into words! KEEP WRITING!

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        1. Aww thank you again SO much! Yeah, I definitely understand that – I didn’t really like free verse poems or whatever but there’s this really neat poem book called “all the small poems and fourteen more” that has non-rhyming poetry. It’s really clever and neat and I think that book is partly when I started liking non-rhyming poetry. Also some bloggers do some really good poetry like that, so yeah!
          Ha ha, actually I don’t know either. XD It’s funny because I usually start writing a poem and then it kind finishes writing itself! XD
          Okay, I WILL! Thank you so much for your encouragement, K. A.!

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          1. You’re welcome! πŸ˜‰
            Yeah… That sounds cool…. πŸ˜‰
            Haha! XD I know what you mean! That’s how stories are for me! If I start writing them, they usually just write themselves and end up being NOTHING like what I was planning them to be about! πŸ˜‰ The one I most recently started writing is about something TOTALLY different than I thought it would be about cause my fingers just take over and write something! XD πŸ˜‰ It was going to be about two brothers on a hike and ended up being about them driving somewhere but coming back because there was a storm and their sister was kidnapped… pretty different! XD

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          2. Hey Allison, I’m sorry to inform you that we JUST got done with MILKING chores so I still have to go right back out and do all the dog chores… :/ Sorry!!! I don’t know when I’ll be back in, but I’ll give you a holler when I am! πŸ˜‰ Probably around… I’m going to go with 6:30, but I sure hope it’s sooner than that… I hope to make it inside by 6:10 at least. Like I said, I’ll send you something when I’m back in. Sorry, and thanks for dealing with my tardiness! πŸ˜‰

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  7. Wow! These are amazing! Come check out my bog-I love potry and write a lot of it myself! For the record, I love non-rhyming poems. Keep at it! πŸ™‚

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  8. These were all very good! My favorite one was Art! But I must confess I prefer rhyming poetry! Do you think you’ll ever do any?

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, rhyming poetry definitely seems more poetry-ish to me. XD Maybe I’ll have to attempt some rhyming poetry for next time! πŸ˜€

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