In Honour of National Poetry Day

Okay.
So I know very little about poetry…(yet)… I have been frightened of poetry all my life. But I am beginning to realise through forays into Haiku that I shouldn’t be scared and I am making an effort to open my mind. So today I have pulled out all the stops and created 3 haiku based on the views from different positions within the house on this beautiful October morning. I wrote them while still a bit sleepy before having a coffee as I walked around the house. Later today I WILL make time to read from a poetry book! Promise.

Happy National Poetry Day!

the sky’s soft light bulb
of yellow-white morning sun
stripes Autumn fields gold

light on yellow trees
the cold October morning
warm colours disguise

up-lights from dew drops
and long dark morning shadows
a bluey cold lawn

3 thoughts on “In Honour of National Poetry Day

  1. In honour of National Poetry Day, here is one of my favourite poems. I hope you enjoy it.

    I am Very Bothered

    I am very bothered when I think
    of the bad things I have done in my life.
    Not least that time in the chemistry lab
    when I held a pair of scissors by the blades
    and played the handles
    in the naked lilac flame of the Bunsen burner;
    then called your name, and handed them over.

    O the unrivalled stench of branded skin
    as you slipped your thumb and middle finger in,
    then couldn’t shake off the two burning rings. Marked,
    the doctor said, for eternity.

    Don’t believe me, please, if I say
    that was just my butterfingered way, at thirteen,
    of asking you if you would marry me.

    — Simon Armitage

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