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Monday, July 11, 2011

Poetry Schmoetry Blogfest


I’ve always loved poetry :) From Where the Sidewalk Ends to The Lady of Shalott. I love the motion of the words and the way they feel spoken aloud.

Shelly Brown is hosting a poetry blogfest and I thought—how fun! So here is my original poem. I wrote it as an introduction to my second WIP.



Entwined in conflicting embrace,

Joy and sorrow weave through our lives,

A thread of darkness and light.

Brave is the soul that grabs hold

And finds sweetness in both.


Thanks for reading and any thoughts :)

-Angie

43 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely poem, Angie. Such beautiful imagery and truth.
Blessings!
Pam @ www.2encourage.blogspot.com

Nina Powers said...
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The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

I've always thought that the mark of a good poem was like a reverse Warhead candy: subtle and sweet and then a good sting at the end.

^ There's that mark. (:

cherie said...

Wow! Powerful words. Thanks for sharing! I love it. Seriously.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Oh very nice twist on fate and taking it as it comes!

best
F

Curtis said...

Beautiful! And I, also, love the Lady of Shalott.

Amy said...

Wonderful poem! :)

Densley Family said...

love it! you definitely got the rhyming gene in the family.. I can only rhyme potty words...

Densley Family said...

now that i look back at your poem, i realize that it didnt rhyme... maybe we do have equal talent.

greenwoman said...

Great imagery! This blogfest is so fun. :)

Kim said...

I like the "conflicting embrace" image - and the thought of finding sweetness in both light and dark... and I'm entrigued about the novel this introduces...

Simon Kewin said...

Great stuff - it's obviously longer than a haiku but reads something like one to me.

Angie Cothran said...

Thanks to everyone so far for your kind comments.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

I really like this line: "Joy and sorrow weave through our lives, A thread of darkness and light."

It is so true to life.

The Write Soil

Sara Bulla said...

Love it Angie. I concur...Brave is the soul that takes hold of both...I love it. :)

Trisha said...

Love the poem - those are definitely words to live by!

Summer Ross said...

The wording you choose for this poem works well with the idea you want to bring across to the reader. Thank you so much for sharing.
http://summersvoice.blogspot.com/2011/07/poetry-schmoetry-blogfest-entry_12.html

Krispy said...

Oh, I like it! I love the sound of it, and it certainly intrigues me about your story!

Brianna said...

Brave is the soul that grabs hold
That line grabbed me!

Nisa said...

Oh, I love this! It truly does take courage to find sweet in the bitter!

Fida I said...

So true! I love it!

M Pax said...

Love the sentiments you wove into the poem.

A.M.Supinger said...

That is beautiful! So glad you shared it:)

Randy Lindsay said...

Thought provoking. The sort of prose that keeps you thinking long after you have read it.

Brenda Sills said...

Ah, such true and poignant words you have written. Such soul, hope, and confidence in the happiness life will bring if only we'll let it! Bravo!

Tara Tyler said...

contrast, opposition, conflict
we use one to make it through the other...nicely chosen words

Empty Nest Insider said...

Glad I found you through the blogfest! This is a very moving poem that touches on life's ups and downs. Julie

Kimberly Krey said...

Oooh, I read this one again and again because it really kept me guessing. Intriguing word choices, and a beautiful message! Nicely done!

Christine Tyler said...

Absolutely love the message in this poem. Not too wordy--right to the point.

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Angie, I love it.
Thanks so much for participating. If there was someone I could count on to support me in my strange ideas it's you! I'm SO glad I found you so early so we could share this journey together!

julie fedderson said...

Really like this, reminds me of an old Sugarcubes song--life's both sweet and sour.

msmousecleanshouse said...

I can see/feel it in my mind's eye. Thanks!

theartistrycollective said...

Wow...this is powerful! Great work!!

Ana

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love this poem! Great job!

Madeline Bartos said...

Gorgeous poem, I especially love the "Entwined in conflicting embrace" line. Well done!

Kelly said...

I especially love the last two lines.
Wonderful!!!

Eve said...

Very nice poem Angie! Many things in life are twinged with both joy and sorrow..very nicely said! Hasn't this fest been a blast?!

Angela Felsted said...

What I find interesting about this poem is the image of holding light and darkness like a tangible object. Every time I imagine reaching for either strand, my fingers go right through it.

Casey Morris said...

Love it. Great imagery, plus I glean something new each time I read it.

Katie Dodge said...

I loved it too! The part about finding sweetness in both is beautiful! Great job!:D

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Love the opposites in this. Beautiful.

Tara Tyler said...

i dont remember this, its wonderful!

Tracy Z. said...

Simple and beautiful!

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