Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Day 9 - OctPoWriMo 2013: Twenty Years



Turning 70 makes one take a life review. This poem is a reflection on the last twenty years of my life.

Twenty Years
Engulfed 

   by the waterfall 

                         of Life

In the wake

                                    of my 50th birthday season

Gushes of goodness

     Cascades of laughter

              Sprinklings of distress

 Swirls of sorrow

        Surges of creativity

Torrents of contentment

The flow and stream 

     of seeking

           finding

             losing

                                 Downpours of peace

                The life-force 

                             of love

                                      An entire flume of feelings 
                  
                                                                                      each one treasured

 in hindsight.   

                   Eyes fixed on seventy.

Yosemite 2010

6 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful stream of expressions Annis :) A painting in words!

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    1. Thanks so much for your encouraging comment. xoA

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  2. Lovely... the words, the shape, and the waterfall I grew up with.

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    1. It was fun playing with the shape. Thanks for your sweet words, Morgan. xoA

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  3. I too like the shape of it, its sculpt...and I especially love that you put "in hindsight" in the tiny print...the size of it mimicking the expression...because don't we always back off on the volume when we say that...in hindsight? As always, very nice. :-)

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  4. Anna, thank you. Your comments always help me see things I hadn't noticed in my own poetry. xoA

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