Thursday, April 30, 2015

PO-EMotion -- Relief



I have written
the poems
that were sitting on the shelf
in plain sight
and also the ones
locked in the cupboards.

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
but I've had enough for now.

I think I'll walk
down to the park.
I sh'an't be gone long.

You come too?

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015

Carol, at Carol's Corner, will join me again this year as often as possible.

Kimberley, at iWrite in Maine, is joining me this month. 
Kay, at A Journey Through the Pages, is joining, too!
"In an Instant"

Steve, at inside the dog, is sharing his poems 
in the comments at Poetrepository.

Heidi, at my juicy little universe, will join us when she can.

Linda, at TeacherDance, will join as often as she can.
Check the comments at A Year of Reading or Poetrepository for her poems.

Kevin (Kevin's Meandering Mind) is back this year,
leaving poetry trax in the comments.

Carol, at Beyond Literacy Link, is writing alongside us when she can.

Jone, at DeoWriter, is doing a "double L" challenge. 
She and I are cross-poLLinating our challenges whenever possible.


  1. April 30! We did it! Bring on the confetti and party horns! I wish we all lived in the same place so we could go out to dinner and celebrate!

    Thank you, as always Mary Lee, for coming up with this poetry challenge and for hosting our little community. Not sure how you manage to do it year after year after year.

    Also not sure how you manage to create a series of exquisite poems day after day after day, thirty days in a row. I love this one too! William Carlos Williams and Robert Frost, both in one poem! Holy cow!

    Thanks again, dear friend!

  2. That's exactly what I was thinking! We did it. This is one of my favorite poems too.

  3. I would come too!
    Great job, Mary Lee! "Relief" was a perfect way to finish.

  4. What a journey! It's been a pleasure to read your poems each day this month. Congrats!

  5. Thank you for hosting this challenge and welcoming me into your community. My poetic muscles have ben stretched and challenged and inspired. I am glad I chose to come, too, especially for the opportunity to read your words each day.

  6. Hooray! I have loved dipping in to your poetic streams this month. Congratulations on such creative bounty!

  7. Thank you for the month of was quite the roller coaster. Congratulation on a month of gems including today's. =)

  8. Love the double parody--and the sentiment! I managed 28 in April--I'm counting it as a win.

  9. Hah! I feel ya, Cuz. At the end of the month, I begin to feel like I've said all I had to say. I love the juxtapositions of all these famous verses. Well played. ;)

  10. You've accomplished a huge task, so sit back and smell the May flowers! And maybe munch on a little chocolate...

  11. Bravo, Mary Lee! I've been checking in regularly, and you continue to amaze me. Wish I'd managed a poem or two. Next year...

  12. Mary Lee, I have been impressed by your ability to weave words into beautiful poetic compositions each day during this month. Your inspiration has led me to try out different ways to present my thoughts and to offer them to the writing community. My post for Spiritual Journey Thursday is called "Waiting" so I am delighted to say that I waited until the end of the night to say:

    A day ends.
    Thoughts flow.
    into a tapestry.
    A sigh of relief is uttered.
    All is accomplished.


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