Friday, April 17, 2015

PO-EMotion -- Sorrow

Flickr Creative Commons photo by jenny downing

Table for two
even though one of the chairs
has long been empty.

The kibble
in the cat's bowl
gathers dust.

©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!

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.

Robyn has today's Poetry Friday Roundup at Life on the Deckle Edge.


  1. What a haunting scene. It is those little details--the dust on the kibble--that pierce the heart with sorrow.

  2. What Kay said. Such sadness!

  3. Much is said in so few words. Your images hit the mark.

  4. Sorrow is a deep-rooted emotion. The photo speaks of loneliness and sadness as do your words.

  5. Such a hard emotion, sorrow. Thanks for giving it voice in these short but powerful poems.

  6. I felt the sorrow in your poem, especially in the dust gathering that poor cat's dish! : ( I think your Po-Emotions would make a fabulous collection!

  7. These images are haunting.


    Grief's paintbrush sweeps
    broad watercolor strokes
    across this page of life
    pale shades run together
    and I wonder
    will new beauty
    be created?

    (c) Carol Wilcox, 2015

  8. Wow! So few words, so many feels, Mary Lee.

  9. I'm verklempt here. :(

    No more dusty kibble, please.


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