Thursday, October 23, 2014

Making lists...




Have you ever seen the website called Listomania.com ?  It's handy for some and fun..a list for everything!  I wrote a villanelle, not sure why, for Tony's prompt at dversepoets.com today, which is to write a poem about lists, list making. There are many, many kinds of lists. I guess this is a partial list of what to be grateful for. 


Writing daily greatly eases one's soul 

to list each day how our hearts are gladdened
For all the bounty, how empty our bowl

Write lists to prioritize, self control

exorcise from within what has saddened 
Writing daily is easing for the soul 

Words to express just how the bell did toll 

written to tell the world how impassioned
For all the bounty, how empty our bowl

Writing down things to do, fulfill our role
puts into perspective what has happened
Writing daily is easing for one's soul 

More than errands to run, gains to extol

writing keeps one from becoming maddened
Lists help to remember what makes you whole

Preferred lists help one fall out of a hole,
describe how 
it felt to be abandoned

Writing daily is easing for one's soul 
For all the bounty, how empty our bowl








18 comments:

  1. i am all for writing daily...lists though are my wife's thing...lol...
    it is nice to look back and see what you accomplished though in a day...
    like how you used emptying our bowl....

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  2. I think you should plan to blog until at LEAST 104. I think it keeps a person's mind alert, and we all know how important that is. I do like the idea of writing something daily....either for enjoyment or to make lists to plan with. Writing helps the mind to continue to be alert and refreshed, I think.

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  3. Yes writing everyday is a must ~ And making a list to keep things running smoothly ~ And I admire the villanelle structure very much ~

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  4. How true.. That daily writing is an exercise worth doing, an exercise to do...

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    1. And filling the bowl is exactly what we need.. That line about him leaving sticks out in contrast here.. Great work.

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  5. Oh Kathy, that couplet is sublime - and so true. I've never yet managed to discipline myself to write every day; it's something I'll have to try again.

    T.

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  6. i have to admit that i don't write daily - but i know it helps a lot - i should - the vilanelle works well with the list theme - wouldn't have thought of it - really cool

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  7. I was struck by the line about being abandoned. Made me think of how much I journaled when my daughter was a teen, getting ready to leave me to explore her life. I wrote daily then. Now, almost daily and yes, it helps everything.

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  8. "For all the bounty, how empty our bowl" gem of a line...

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  9. How witty to write a list of lists. Love the line "Writing daily is easing for one's soul " - feel the same. Not always ready to publish, post, but I keep writing dayly...~ Thanks

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  10. Ah there are so many lists that I wish to make - and they never happen. I wish I could write daily too....that never happens.

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  11. The villanelle seems to suit the subject beautifully! :)

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  12. "exorcise from within what has saddened"

    I love that line. That is a big reason why I wrote as well.

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  13. prioritize and control....hmmm...is someone a control freak in your life?

    hurricane and jordan

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    1. ..there was at one time...I changed the line for the better I think ..thanks..

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  14. I love the fifth stanza, & yes, you flat rocked the prompt & did it in a form corset while rhyming; quite the accomplishment. Most of my lists are check list on how to remember computer techniques or new expansion of my rigid Luddite-like mind. Wow, in 1954, when I was ten, what I could have done with the internet & an iMac.

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