Poetry Goal 2020: to read a poem* every day.
Collection #9 break your glass slippers by Amanda Lovelace, Andrews McMeel 2020, 136 pages
sometimes the only difference between not
being meant for something & being meant for
something is the necessary journey it takes for
you to get there.
—replace your self-doubt with patience.
Rating: 3 slices of pie. No pie mentioned. (I am not the ideal audience, methinks)
An Old Routine
Trying not to think
what it might mean,
he goes once a week
unbelievingly to Mass,
and once a week too
disbelievingly to another funeral.
At his age, these things are routine.
With one good ear he’s always listening
For the bells to toll for him.
I found this book in the apartment complex shelves. YAY! and they’re good. Lots of poems about family, ancestry, memories, place. I will have to assume it was the right poetry book for the right time in my 2020 poetry adventure.
I’m finding that I really enjoy poems about words and poems and about writing of poems.
Rating: Four slices of pie. No pie mentioned.
*Or more. I’m not tracking, I’m just reading. I’m not limiting this experience to one poem a day – that is only the minimum.
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