Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Spark Gets Charged

It's Day 3 of the *Spark* Blogfest! And today I am taking a tangent to talk about poetry sparks.

As with writing, poetry wasn't my thing growing up - figuring out imagery in novels was hard enough! But recently I've changed my perspective. I saw poetry as a way to express a lot in a small amount of words - efficiency! And I love formulas and functions (math junkie) so poetic forms were perfect for me. I also like to be a nonconformist sometimes, free verse! Thus I have to thank the blog world prompts and poetic challenges for sparking me, DARING me to write poetry! Now I love it!

And so I give you this week's Sensational Haiku Wednesday, theme: Weary

Weary of weeping
Unexpected tragedies
Reflect, remorse, loss

Weary of worry
Frustration at no control
Can't prevent it all

Lift each other up
Overcome the weariness
Pray for strength and peace

And by the way - I know you have a good appetizer or dessert recipe! Please come to my BLOGAVERSARY PARTY and share it! Let's mingle!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Will you lift me up? I'm REALLY weary today! (This insomnia is killing me!)

Cherie Reich said...

Ooo...I like the poetry tangent. I can see where poetry can help with ways to express a lot in a few words. It's one reason I write flash fiction. Although I must admit my poetry attempts are pretty terrible. *laughs* I like your haiku, though. :) Very inspirational.

Nicki Elson said...

Well, I'm very glad you got *sparked* here. This poem in particular was beautiful.

I've got my recipe all ready to go for the Blogaversary Party!

Anonymous said...

this is a wonderful set of Haiku I like the last one it is filled with hope!

Catherine Lavoie said...

I love your haikus! The second one is my favorite... it describes the last few months of my life perfectly! lol
Congrats on your Blogaversary! :)

Abby said...

YAY for sparkfest, YAY For haikus! So much fun!

Catherine Denton said...

Wonderfully done, Tara! Heartfelt and moving.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Nice! I can't do that kind of thing.

M Pax said...

Poetry is nice for giving us ways to think differently about language. Your poem is very moving.

Anonymous said...

These are great ... you captured the various forms weariness entering our lives ... my favorite is the last one ... we certainly need to pray for strength and peace.

Well done ~~

MISH said...

You have a certain knack of expressing yourself via interesting haiku pieces ... very succinct !
I think my lack of haiku writing is due to laziness ... need to change that ! :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the progression of weary to the commission to lift others when they are weary

Nanka said...

I like 'overcoming weariness' in the last one!! Tragedies and frustrations do drain us out!!

Tara Tyler said...

MMT, wish I could help, sending you sleepy at night vibes, ever try melatonin?

Cherie, i bet they arent terrible =)

Nicki, YAY!

Amanda, dont like to end on a low note =)

Cat L, glad you can laugh about it now!

Abby, yay for you!

Cathy D, thanks!

Donna, you seem busy enough! but i bet you could =)

Mary, thanks. your pics make me want to write one about space!

Becca, thank you!

Mish, poetry, especially haiku, is for those shorter moments of the day =)

Susie, you nailed it =) thx!

Nanka, i appreciate you relating!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Sounds like excellent advice.

Crystal said...

You know what your poem makes me think of? Writing and the writing community. We writers can become "weary of weeping" and so forth, and what does the community do? We "lift each other up!"

Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. I'm new to this but hope to someday soon be able to make it more than just the three lines.

Madeleine said...

Great haiku for the theme :O)

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Nicely done, Tara! I'm a bit tardy - my schedule is making me very weary these days!

Christine Tyler said...

Poetry makes a great spark! Gosh, reading these creative responses is making me wish I'd picked more creative sparks myself.