Happy Poetry Friday!
For my post this week I took on the prompt that the Poetry Sisters offered,–including Laura Purdie Salas, Tanita Davis and more… To write a poem using metaphor from either the game with Metaphor Dice, or to use the online metaphor generator. I did the later as I don’t have the game yet… but it looks wonderful and I just purchased one for my niece for her birthday.
COURAGE IS A GARDEN
Courage is like a garden that keeps growing patience…
Life these days can seem daunting
with itty bitty roadblocks waiting
to erupt into earthquakes–
Enter my new iPhone that displayed a small hiccup,
the speaker decided not to speak…
I needed to dig down deep and uncover
some courage from my garden.
Very long story short
with many trials and errors…
Apple agreed to send
a new replacement iPhone.
I backed it up–
Turned it on–
Mail didn’t work!
Okay, more courage required
and more trowels filled with patience.
After searching online
with infinitesimal results…
I decided to either
call my server or Apple–
Two mail accounts needed mending…
One didn’t require too much courage or patience–
Via screen sharing and infinite knowledge
at the other end this account was
revived, humming, and running.
Though my second account required
a bridge of courage…
and, with many trials and much patience,
the courageous screen-shared arrow
and my deep rooted courage teamed together
and came out successful at the other end.
With much gratitude and many thanks,
arrow and I bid adieu…
I’m readying for my next small roadblock
by mulching in more patience…
Enjoy this dip into Metaphor with Wynton Marsalis…
Sending a call out to Poetry Friday friends who stop by this week. I’ve been having a little trouble keeping up with Poetry Friday posts this last month, as I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s wonderfully rich, 9th Annual February Poetry Project, teaching, and working on a submission– so in case I missed something last week I’d love it if you’d fill me in when you drop by. Hopefully I’ll be back on track beginning in March which is almost here …
Karen at her blog Karen Edmisten, aka The Blog With the Shockingly Clever Title, is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Karen–and I think you’ve a catchy title! Karen’s prescribing a poem by Billy Collins this week, so be sure to stop by!
Visit Renée LaTulippe at No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.