Friday, April 26, 2019

A Lazy Symphony




A Lazy Symphony

so much depends
upon

a delicate spring
moment

languid with sweet
beauty

a lazy symphony of
flowers


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019


This is another "cross-out" poem, an idea shared by Laura Shovan in her Nerdy Book Club Poetry Month FB event. I wrote one inspired by Emily Dickinson last Sunday. This one was inspired by William Carlos Williams' Red Wheelbarrow.

Carol V. has this week's Poetry Friday Roundup at Beyond LiteracyLink.


16 comments:

  1. I am still waiting for our 'lazy symphony', but the orchestra is tuning up! Happy Friday, Mary Lee. this is lovely.

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  2. I knew right away when you started your poem what the mentor text was, Mary Lee. I like this poem so I would like to capture it to show the teachers during PD. Thank you. Now off to see your Emily Dickinson-like poem.

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  3. Lovely!! Languid and lazy, a slowing down to smell the roses. :)

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  4. I love the imagery in this poem. I have been thinking about William Carlos Williams The Red Wheelbarrow this week. "so much depends upon" has been running through my head. I love what you have done with it here.

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  5. This pairs perfectly with To Make A Forest. Lovely.

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  6. WCW would be honored, I'm sure. :) A Lazy symphony of flowers is such a wonderful image!

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  7. Love lazy symphony. I wrote a magnetic poem today using the word delicate. We must have the same collection.

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  8. I like the echoing back in your poem to William Carlos Williams–your lines flow together well, and I hear the music coming from your
    "a lazy symphony of"
    flowers

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  9. I can hear it! This lazy symphony....the flowers with a background chorus of sweet to the spring. Beautiful. I love writing with you for Poetry Fridays. So much fun to see what's new with your thoughts.

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  10. So soothing! I'm grateful we can depend on spring to delight us each moment.

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  11. Love how music mingles with spring images in your poem. "Cross out" poems. Love them. Isn't imitation is a great teacher!?

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  12. I love "languid with sweet/beauty". I'm so impressed with these "cross out" poems!

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  13. I love it! I'm enjoying a lazy symphony of flowers this spring.

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  14. Ah, "The Red Wheelbarrow" offers a lovely mentor text for your poem. Love the "symphony of flowers" image.

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