Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #7

Thirteen Opening Lines to Original Lara David Poems

1. "Late last night I dreamed your head returned to rest upon my arm"

2. "I once made love in Leaves of Grass"

3. "I am from Mother's robes - faded black flannel"

4. "Once, I had a home: mom and dad and my big sis."

5. "Guinevere in my own private Camelot"

6. "Today was my day like no one's tomorrow"

7. "Every time that I try to explain why I dance without daring who sees me or hears"

8. "I once knew a girl who smiled like the sun"

9. "Sssh - do you hear that?"

10. "Deeper remembrance of misbegot your-"

11. "If I fell from this ledge, how far could I fly?"

12. "a morning - passed -"

13. "Late in the night when the world is asleep / I dream of crimson sheets"

Tantalizing enough to make you want to read the rest of the poems? I might could be persuaded...

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Sassy Belle
2. Raggedy
3. Terrilynn
4. Kathy
5. The Gatekeeper
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Dallas Blue said...

oh poetry!

i am NOT a poet and i DO know it. ;)

lovely T13, my dear! very artistic, you are, what with the dancing and the poetry and the shoes.

Raggedy said...

You are very talented. Three and Twelve were beautiful. I liked three the best. Where you came from. Thank you for sharing.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
(")_ (")Š

Anonymous said...

I would love to read more of your poems. Although I'm decidedly not a poet, I did the Where I'm From exercise a couple of years back. It was a lot of fun and now I use it for my "about" page.

I'm making the TT rounds on Friday; this was a good list.

Kathy said...

Yes! Those lines are compelling enough to make me want to read a few of those poems. I have not heard of this poet. Thank you for sharing.

Good TT!

Unknown said...

these are beautiful. what a wonderful list for the week

The Gatekeeper said...

I like the poem in the other post you wrote too. Hope you publish more of your works. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea for a Thursday Thirteen. I'm horrible at poetry, but enjoy reading. So that's a good thing. :)

Anonymous said...

hey! i once made love in leaves of grass :)

Still Jill B said...

sounds good! thanks for sharing!

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Yes, utterly tantalizing! I would love to read Poem No. 2 in its entirety. Please? Thank you!

Lara said...

sassy - i'm not sure shoe shopping is necessarily an artistic talent, but okay. :-P

raggedy - thanks very much for the compliments. :)

terrilynn - the "where i'm from" exercise is a great way to get some poetic verse out without too much pressure or stress. we did it with our students in class over the summer. they were all surprised at how easy writing a poem was when they had a helpful start like that.

kathy - you haven't heard of the poet because i'm the poet, and i am (sadly) unpublished. ah well, maybe someday.

amy - thanks, dear. glad to see you back again. :)

gatekeeper - boy was i tempted to write, "i am the keymaster" when i saw your comment. but i held myself back somehow. thank you for your comments.

aimee - well that's good, because i'd like to have an audience, but not if every member of my audience is also my competition. ;)

ali - really? nice. you should write a post about it. giggity giggity! ;)

jill b - you're welcome! thanks for reading!

california teacher guy - hmmm... poem number two is not a favorite, but i might be willing to post that one someday. i'll think about it. :)