poetic journeys: let it all, all, all

let it all, all, all


~ found Poem from Elizabeth Berg’s The Year of Pleasures ~

Here it is written out:

let it all, all, all

I remember a breath,
a waterfall;
down, down,
let it all, all, all
the smell of sandalwood,
the soothing way
dust motes streamed
the veil falling away
from self.
In dreams,
I was still.

~ Found Poem from Elizabeth Berg’s The Year of Pleasures ~


“POETRY” Invitation:  I invite you to write a poem of any poetic form on your own blog about a particular travel destination.  Or you can write about travel in general. Concentrate on any intention you set for your poetry.

My intention for my Midwestern Triangle Road Trip was to write four Found Poems. I wrote one here: poetic journeys: lives moving as fast as possible.  I was to write two poems based on books I read that were set in my destination.  One of these books, set in Illinois, was Elizabeth Berg’s The Year of Pleasures.  I found a poem on page 51 of her book.

This type of Found Poem is known as Erasure, where you choose a source and erase away most of the “text” and leave words and/or phrases and/or sentences so that what’s left says something very different from what the original writing said and is art.  The end result should be something different from what the original text said.

You can either set your own poetic intentions, or use one of the prompts I’ve listed on this page: writing prompts: poetry.  (This page is a work in process).  You can also include photos, of course.

Include the link in the comments below by Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, November 1, I’ll include your links in that post.

This will be an ongoing invitation, on the first Friday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!

I am traveling from September 1 to October 4. If I cannot respond to or add your links due to wi-fi problems or time constraints, please feel free to add your links in both this post and my next scheduled post. If I can’t read them when you post them, I will get to them as soon as I can. Thanks for your understanding! 🙂