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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Savoring... (Word Count = 49,047)


I'm stopping on the edge of 50K because as I sit here in the early AM I can't help but think of where I was when I hit 50K last year. I was on the edge of a life altering experience and I could feel it coming on. I just could not sit here and get to 50K all by myself. It hurts too much. I was not expecting this. I guess in someways it is good that I did not get there at the write-in last night...I would have burst into tears. No one needs to see that.

I wrote earlier about a poem that I wrote on Wednesday...it just sort of flowed out like flooding waters. I couldn't stop it. I was at work and it just sort of fell out of my fingertips. I have never been much of a person for poetry...but I have been reading a lot of Linda Pastan lately. I love her stuff...I will have to post some at some point. She has this amazing ability to put words to feelings that have no one word to describe. I guess that is the point of poetry.

I always shied away from it because of a traumatic high school experience where I was just horridly wrong at interpreting poems and it was all sort of traumatizing. Plus I had gone from creative writing teachers who were so encouraging about my writing to someone who just didn't like my stuff. Anyway...I wonder what grade I would have received for the below. Without further dithering of words and emotions...

The Wispy Wallows

The wispy wallows used to follow but now they wrap around
Before I worried about them coming
Now I bask in their surrounding

The wispy wallows used to follow but now they wrap around
Before I quaked in fear of disappointing
Now I relish in the failing

The wispy wallows used to follow but now they wrap around
Before I wished in hope for change
Now I see value in the struggle

The wispy wallows used to follow but now they wrap around
I savor the remembering...

2 comments:

MPB said...

Love your night owl!

LOVE your poem!! That's really awesome. Even more awesome that it just sort of spilled out of you.

Will you be at 50k already when you join us this afternoon?? Go Joy!!!! =)

Smittenly Written said...

Thanks!!! I can't decide...I have some errands to run this AM...it would be neat to get there this afternoon but then...it would be awesome now.

I may have a bit of coffee and see what happens!!!

Woohoo!!! 50K....with 8 more days to go...and a holiday...a one more weekend too!!!