Poetry for February

Today is the last day of the month and that means…


Kailana has the sign in, or will?  And Lu is the other co-conspirator to make the last day of every month a celebration of poetry.

I thought about copying down a few Tennyson poems that were featured in the Byatt novella I just finished late last night, Morpho Eugenia (so good!) but. I’m not sure where I put the book. *lookingaroundroom*

THEN, I had the brilliant idea to go google for Leap Day poems but wasn’t inspired.

So, then I went and did some chores and am right now avoiding other chores and sat down to see if I could compose anything myself,with my poet-hat on. I do my best poetm-writing when I just sit and see what pops into my head.


I wish, I wish upon a star

But then wonder, can I do that?

It’s daylight, no stars in the sky at the moment,

And I’m obviously borrowing a line from someone else’s poem,

Is that stealing?

What is my wish?

World peace, I toast; I wish for cheerfulness and kindness.

I wish for easy decisions and less hassles,

Realizing immediately that my first world problems are silly.

Silliness but they are my sillinesses. My world.

Silly should be reserved for giggles and frivolity

not judging the quality of petty problems, anyway.

I wish I could find a swing and sail into the sky,

the sunny daytime starless sky.

Well?  How’d I do? Happy February Poetry Day!


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12 Responses to “Poetry for February”

  1. 1 Kailana February 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    You are quite the poet, Care! :)

    (I got my postcard yesterday.)

  2. 3 Serena February 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    wonderful…I think you were inspired.

  3. 5 Snowball February 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Fun! Avoiding the things we have to do is the BEST way to spark our creativity.

    And I enjoyed your poem. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. 6 Jimmi February 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Love the poem. But isn’t tomorrow the actual last day of the month?

    • 7 Care February 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      oh. You’re right! maybe it’s the last Tuesday of the month?! wow, forgot it was leap year even when I was looking for leap year appropriate rhymes? golly… *headscratcher

  5. 10 kaye February 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    nice job! You should put your hat on more often. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  6. 11 Lu February 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love that you’ve been sharing your own poems for this blogalong! Thanks for participating, Care :)

  7. 12 Trish March 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    If you and that bookfool came to Dallas you could swing in the warmth of the sunny sky!

    I got your catalog in the mail!!! :) I haven’t had a chance to look at it without that chickpea banana trying to eat the goodies you sent, but hopefully I can play around this weekend.

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