Thursday, April 09, 2015

PO-EMotion -- Courage


It's not enough
just to crawl to the top
plastering yourself to the rocks
in a smear of gravity.

Once you get there
you have to stand up
on your own two perilously unstable feet --
valiant and vertical.

©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!
Have courage, writers!

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.

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


  1. Seneca Rocks is beautiful--and rugged. I love the line "smear of gravity." I wrote about the courage to keep writing in Letting Loose

  2. I love "smear of gravity" and yes, you still must stand up on your unstable legs. This was such a good vision for me today as I go take the final test to become high school certified.

    1. And the kid in your poem had the courage to "stand up!"

  3. I love plastering yourself to the rocks in a smear of gravity. And vertical and valiant.
    And the photograph!

    Today I had courage and tried something different-- a poem in two voices. I don't think it will format right in the comments.

  4. Vertical and valiant, woot!


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