Poetry is one of my passing passions, and I dip my fingers into it every so often. I even worked through the A to Z of poetic forms in one A-to-Z-Challenge month. In an effort to ensure I try writing poems regularly, I set that up as one poem a week for this year, and this week, it seems like deja vu!
Sometime in the last day or so, I planned to attempt the Golden Shovel in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt over at Writer’s Digest. And as I saw it, I somehow recalled that I wrote the Golden Shovel around the same time last year. Sure enough, when I did a search on my blog posts, I found one post dated Jan 22, 2019, and another dated Jan 18, 2018 among a few others. So deja vu? Or not?
You can find more about how to write it here. But in short, use the words from a line of a poem you love(d) as the end words of the lines of your poem (and don’t forget to give credit to the original poem/t).
For today’s attempt, I picked the poem One Today by Richard Blanco. I found this poem as I was looking for poems to read for MLK Day. Disclaimer: today was the first time I read this poem but I am thankful I did, and I loved it enough to use it for my golden shovel poem. I picked one line from the poem – “One sky, toward which we sometimes lift our eyes”. This poem was written for Barack Obama’s Presidential inauguration (Jan 2013) and you can read it here.
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My Deja Vu Golden Shovel – Those Twinkles of Time
Those twinkles of time
When we see our loved one‘(s)
smile, or glimpse a rainbow in the sky,
hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet toward
us. Aren’t these the moments which
enrich us, define us. Don’t we
all wait for these sometimes
moments when our spirits lift,
our hearts warm as we see our
love shining from their eyes.
– Vidya Tiru (aka LadyInRead)
And now, the end of this post
So dear reader, what are those precious twinkles of time in your life that have made you smile in the last week? And have you experienced deja vu? Do let me know.
Here are my previous posts for the month:
- Sunday Scribblings #22: A Week That Showed What Time Is
- Picture Book Review: Don’t Let the Beasties Escape this Book
- Another Challenge: Blog Audit Challenge 2020
- A Very Short-Short Story: Last Long Night
- Book Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
- Sunday Scribblings #21: When Sundays Tumble into Tuesdays
- Mini Reviews: Picture Books
- Life is a Circus
- How Impressions Transcend Time
- My Lit List: 3 Free Reading Websites for Kids
- The Rocking Horse Winner
- Sunday Scribblings #20: In the Year 2020, We Will
- 2020 Reading Challenges – Join the Fun!
- Resolution – a firm decision to do or not to do something
- A Resolution To Keep the Resolutions We Make
- On the First Day of the Decade, My …