Thursday, August 24, 2017

between layers of worksheets



the words are morphing  
to pepper and salt
on drowsy cool afternoon

his mind, a waffle bowl
scoops two ice cream,
topping with chocolate bits, sliced 
peaches, berries & bananas

as sunlight ebbs on street curb
his tongue, dry paper, 
gobbles the sweet treat-

crunching the honey oats 
his thoughts unbound, swirling school 
of fish, gold and green as emerald lake

time to take a break 
& chase dreams with fishing nets






by Riusuke Fukahori

Photo from Colossal

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - OpenLinkNight hosted by Gayle Walters Rose - Thanks for the visit ~
This is a late response to the Poetics Musical prompt last week by Mish.   I chose:
"Chasing dreams with fishing nets" by Rain Delays, Crash Parallel   

29 comments:

  1. I love the thought of a break like this... We should really day dream a lot more... I think it makes us smarter.

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  2. Gayle Walters RoseAugust 24, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Definitely good to take daydream breaks while at work especially. I think it can help with brain fatigue! What wonderful images, Grace.

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  3. I always have at least one day a month to dream, to do nothing but dream. I love your take on the prompt and I love your poem.

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  4. Such good advice, Grace:
    'time to take a break
    & chase dreams with fishing nets'!

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  5. A fisher of dreams--like those beautiful Native American dream catchers. I used to take my 15 minute breaks at work outside, staring at lake & sky. Daydreams when not overused can be healthy.

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Grace! Especially love"crunching the honey oats his thoughts unbound, swirling school of fish, gold and green as emerald lake."

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  7. A great song choice and a wonderful take on the prompt - I love those final lines especially:

    'time to take a break
    & chase dreams with fishing nets'

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  8. I liked using fishing nets to chase dreams.

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  9. I liked it all..it sounds like a wonderful way to take a break.

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  10. Feels like a celebration of summer's passing :)

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  11. "his mind, a waffle bowl" ... That was really clever, Grace.

    The worksheet reference makes me think this is a student doing homework or a teacher grading papers. Either way, I love the contrast between salt & pepper and ice cream --- both yum, just not mixed together. :)

    This is why I hide my writing --- people like you are so consistently good! Love your work, always.

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  12. Not a bad way to catch dreams, in cones that drip and nets that are porous :)
    ZQ

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  13. I love the idea of catching dreams.

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  14. Love all these images and tastes and esp., chasing dreams with fishing nets!

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  15. I use to call it waking up (much like this poem)

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  16. The first idea of words morphing into pepper and salt took me by surprise, and your development of the metaphor took me through a sleepy afternoon and rouge thoughts. Lovely!

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  17. You had me at 'his mind, a waffle bowl' - that is an absolutely stunning (and very funny) line!

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  18. "his mind, a waffle bowl" - wonderful

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  19. A little break for the mind to flow sure is the way to go

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  20. This is delicious and even sounds like I imagine dreaming would, if that is possible! Love the gold and green as emerald lake, too.

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  21. One certainly needs a respite, in-between breaks to reactivate the creative juices. Great lines Grace!

    Hank

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  22. Love "...chasing dreams with fishing nets....". Such a wonderful image!

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  23. I'd love to have what he's having. What a sweet break. :-)

    ~Imelda (sorry, I am using my husband's google account). :-)

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  24. My spicy words melted so I put the bowl back in the freezer and found the whole of them were burnt. Hope you're well Grace and that you know how delicious this confluence of imagery is.

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  25. Love the multiple layers in this...especially love the idea of a mind as a waffle bowl :-)

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  26. This is so visual - wonderfully sketched - and the last line is perfect. I checked out the song and loved it.

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  27. A treat for the senses. Lovely poem, Grace.

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  28. Kind of cryptic -- nice.

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