Time, Lost & Found (NaPoWriMo 2017-Day 7)

http://www.napowrimo.net/day-seven-4/

“…prompt for the day (optional as always) comes to us from Elizabeth Boquet of Oaks to Acorns. In keeping with the fact that it’s the seventh day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo, Elizabeth and I challenge you to write a poem about luck and fortuitousness. For inspiration, take a look at Charles Simic’s “The Betrothal” and Stephen Dunn’s “The Arm”. …Perhaps these instructions from Elizabeth will get you going!

Create the following lists:

1. List 1 – 3 random objects. (Smaller tends to be better.)
2. List 1 – 3 random but specific locations. (Think in the cookie jar, or under my seat…)
3. List 1 – 2 objects you’ve lost and a few notes on their back-story.
4. List 1- 2 objects you’ve found and few notes on their back-story.

Now, choosing an object from List 1, a location from List 2, and connect them in a poem with ideas from Lists 3 & 4 and Voilà! A fortuitous poem!”

Lost bright turquoise

Watch that fits

How, in hobbit-size home

Possibility exists

Can’t feature, fathom

Memory’s a sieve

Checked drawers twice

Catch-all baskets, thrice

Looked ‘neath filed piles, papers

Searched jacket pockets

Purse I use rarely

As if miraculously

It would appear

Perhaps bored angels would retrieve

Abandoned search

Surrendered loss (and poise)

Must meet scheduled bus

I do own a spare

Heavy-huge as clock on wrist

Large numerals near-blind

Eyes can see…

Upon return I put away

High-tech timepiece, manly

But irksome nagging notions

Insistent, pestered me

Certain I hadn’t tossed lost watch

Dug once more through handbag

Where sure it hid, obviously…

Isn’t that just like Time?

In needless pursuits

Trickles quickly, like sand—

Much that’s sacred slips, concealed

Among wasted emotions

Thoughts, minutia best forgot.

Pause, practice being present

Revel in Now…and

Discover treasured hours

Stretch their fullness

Recollections easily recovered.

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