Monday, March 3, 2014

I Doodle, You 'Ku + "because they liked me still"

Over at Yay Words, Aubrie Cox is turning March into a month of "I Doodle, You 'Ku".

The concept? "Is simple: here’s a doodle. Now write a poem to accompany it!" - More about it in the online guidelines: I Doodle, You ‘Ku 2014 - The Lowdown, and here is the blog link with current doodle on top: Yay Words March Doodles

Yesterday's doodle was about a tree and birdnest, and today comes with a fox underneath a street light. Both spoke to me, especially as it is a time of nature waking, and birds starting to show and sing in the morning. Here are the lines I arrived at:


wildlife crossing—
this moment when the hidden
steps into the light


first new spring
green showing—
when will the birds


While typing, i looked for the long dash, which isn't part of the German keyboard. But I knew Emily Dickinson used it often in her poems, so i went looking, and arrived at this verse that connects back to poetry as form, and the power of silent words.  (here's more, can't seem to find the exact page again, though)

They shut me up in Prose—
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet—
Because they liked me "still"—


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