In a few lines, it is filled with details. I loved the wooden spoon, the sycamore trees, the mulberry leaves.
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A reminder that we live in a rich world. I rode the Cyclone for the first time two summers ago. The roller coaster I grew up with and rode on the few days I was brave enough and foolish enough to cut school was in Santa Cruz. The good old Beach Boys years! I am so deprived — I have never been on a roller coaster! But I can empathise with the feeling and can see how it might equate to soaring away with poetry. For me, I tend to need familiar words when I get that satiated feeling.
Marjorie, try a roller coaster when you can — not the kind that go upside down, just the rickety kind. Welcome to the Poetry Friday! As someone who has dabbled in writing both fiction and poetry, I can understand your sometimes poetic ambivalence. I almost posted William Jay Smith poems this week, too!
I would go with you so you could try one out, but I am happier on the ground…. Thanks for the introduction to this poet, Julie! Oooh, I love that — both the poem and your ideas about it, your description of that mood that I know very well. Perfect post, full of just the right amount and kind of thrill. I should comment on the poem, but your thoughts on getting tired of poetry struck me.
My words ran dry and even inviting the muses has become too much of a burden. But once in a while a beautiful poem would kick me and i find the poet long sleeping in me. You are commenting using your WordPress.
The Poetry Roller Coaster
You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Books Around The Table. A potluck of ideas from five children's book authors and illustrators. On the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz.
The Cyclone in Coney Island.
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- The Poetry Roller Coaster.
This stanza is my favorite: Though his voice may shatter your dreams. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.
Roller Coaster Poems | Examples of Roller Coaster Poetry
Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,. So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself. He threshes you to make you naked. He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness. He kneads you until you are pliant;. Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;. For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love;. And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;.
To return home at eventide with gratitude;.
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips. I now see love not as something I can choose, but rather something that chooses me. Read these words once a day for 30 days, and you might just become an expert on love. If you enjoyed this post, please share with your friends! Join thousands of people seeking to discover their purpose while using it to impact the lives of others in our weekly newsletter. At The Writing Cooperative, our mission is to help each other write better.