Taking it ‘Easy’


April 24, 2020 by petrujviljoen

Dverse offers some light relief – making poetry with titles of books. My concentration span isn’t up to scratch so I stayed with three-line micro poetry, or senrye – making sense made easier!

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Shirley, Goodness and Mercy
voicing today’s visions
– bluebeard’s egg

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Women Who Run with the Wolves
We Will Not be silenced
My Afterlife Guaranteed

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Birds of heaven
As I stepped out one morning
Side Effects …

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Concept of Mind –
But Is It Art?
Do Elephants have elbows?

everybody knows
it’s closing time
– what happens to the heart

(The last verse made up of titles by Leonard Cohen, who (whom?) I’ve been listening to extensively this last while and it (his songs) helped.


Linked to Dverse Poets

26 thoughts on “Taking it ‘Easy’

  1. Grace says:

    I admire how you broke it all down and my favorite part is the second one. Thanks for joining in and apologies for the last visit. Regards

  2. Just Barry says:

    I love what you’ve done with this prompt.

  3. Jules says:

    Fun distraction – I liked them all but the first one struck me as funny as I took Shirley for Surely… like in the comic movie ‘Airplane’ where the one pilot keeps saying ‘Don’t call me Shirely…

    “There are few movies as quotable as the 1980 disaster-movie parody Airplane! — and of the movie’s many memorable gags, arguably the most enduring is the moment when reluctant pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) tells Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen), “Surely you can’t be serious,” and Rumack replies, “I am serious — and don’t call me Shirley.” ;D

  4. Really love them all, but what you did with women walking with wolves was really good.

  5. The last one. So wistful. So poignant.

  6. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Women who run with the wolves–we will not be silenced..lovely. L. Cohen is one of my favorite poets and singers.

  7. Really enjoying all of these, but your broke the mold so to speak and was refreshing and well made response to the prompt!

  8. You completed yours without adding additional words, which worked out really well. I randomly grabbed some books but it seems like you put thought into the books that would go together. Really nice. The second one is my favorite!

    • Thank you so much. It took going through the shelf twice to come up with the result. Luckily the rest of the books are still packed so I had few to work with.

  9. emberbear says:

    Great choice of books and music. 💖

  10. Very effective way to arrange your selections. And adding song titles adds so much fun. Great response to a very fun prompt.

  11. Frank Hubeny says:

    I especially liked the one about the birds of heaven that one met one morning.

  12. This is lovely!! Chris van Wyk is one of my all-time favourite writers! You have some great titles in there. How interesting to see them used in poetry! Well done!!

  13. memadtwo says:

    Song titles is a great idea too!
    And Leonard Cohen is just right for these times. (K)

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