Friday, October 19, 2018

Poetry Friday - Rainy Day Poem

Hello, hello. Welcome to Poetry Friday once again. Before I forget, this week's roundup is hosted by Brenda at Friendly Fairy Tales.

A couple of weeks ago I entered a giveaway for a copy of Matt Forrest Esenwine's Flashlight Night and was surprisingly one of the winners. My copy came in the mail earlier last week. When you have a child who likes to read, you get tired of reading the same ones over and over again so thanks for adding some more imaginative wordplay to the bookshelves!

Evidence of receipt :p

We've had a couple of nice days in my part of the world lately but it's mostly been interspersed with wet and cold weather. Last Sunday was more humid and warm so when the rains came it was welcome. It was difficult to convince my son to go inside the house so we just let him play in the rain. It was nice to see the happiness he had from the offerings of nature. My contribution this week is a short poem from that moment.


Rainbow rain coat
twirl and twirl
Hop in the rain
like a chirpy little bird

Splash! goes the water
Stomp! goes my feet
To the park with dad
What fun, what a treat. 

© 2018 e. mauger

Friday, October 5, 2018

Poetry Friday - Love's Secret

I went to the library with my son this afternoon, forgetting that it'd be busy because of school holidays. There was lots of yelling and cushion throwing going on in the kid's section and I was relieved when we finally made it to another part of the library. I feel so greedy whenever I go - the time I have to read is limited, but I still feel compelled to check out a little more than I can sufficiently get to in the borrowing period. 

I suppose my coveting books is a sign of my love for them - and so for today's offering I thought I'd share a love poem by William Blake.

Love's Secret

Never seek to tell thy love, 
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move

Silently, invisibly.

I told my love, I told my love,

I told her all my heart;

Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears,

Ah! she did depart!

Soon as she was gone from me,

A traveler came by,

Silently, invisibly 

He took her with a sigh. 

Tomorrow I have a wedding to go to - any plans for your weekend? *EDIT* I forgot to mention Tabatha over at The Opposite of Indifference was the host for Poetry Friday this week.

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