Thursday, January 13, 2011


THIS IS AN ERASURE POEM.  I got the idea from Poets and Writers Magazine.  Take a page or two out of a magazine or newspaper, underline words or phrases that appeal to you.  They say to erase, white-out the rest, but for me underlining did just fine.  Construct a poem with the chosen words.  This leads me to believe that writing is a lot easier today than it was yesterday.


Cold water pouring down my throat,
drink, with the sun coming up,
before despair tries to become the daily habit,
cross my legs, brush aside the dream,
still almost clear.

Look at the clock,
an easy ritual for morning,
catch myself in a laugh,
was there something funny in the dream?

Mother, you served me some bread,
didn't know that was
a beacon,
I'll take the crumbs and butter
into my day,

till I lie down,
sometimes sleep again,
before the clock wakes me
to observe.

@copyright/all rights reserved/ 2011


Deedee said...

I LOVE it! I have to say, though Lynn, your skill as a poet is still very evident - it takes talent, even to underline poetically. I really enjoyed this. ~Deedee

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
Thank you...any path to a poem, I say!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...


you have filled your day with humor, laughter, and food...

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Then it is a good day indeed!!Thanks..

Margie said...

You are truly a wonderful poet!
I so enjoyed this poem....
Thanks, Lynn.

Margie :)

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
I'm so elated to read your generous words..thank you!

Windsmoke. said...

You've out done yourself again is there no ends to your poetry talent. When i get a bit of time i'm going to attempt a erasure poem. Don't know when but it does sound challenging. Thanks for the idea.

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
You are too much! Who could ask for more than your comment..lovely...thank you so much, and do try the "erasure"!!

Tess Kincaid said...

This one is extraordinarily beautiful, Lyn. I love when I catch myself in a dream laugh.

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
So happy to see your comment!! It's interesting to find anything that produces a poem!!

VildesVerden said...

What a wonderful idea!

Lyn said...

Hi Vildes-
Thanks for dropping by..from so far away!! Nice comment!


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