Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves


poem of the week: the seeds we plant
June 7, 2012, 9:55 am
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my friend Binah and I host a monthly writing circle in Washington, DC called Second Sunday Scribes. Our next gathering is this Sunday!  Find more info here. We both wanted to carve out more space for creative writing in our lives and we thought that there might be others who also needed opportunities to generate new work. We meet in a coffeeshop basement, provide 3-5 writing prompts and spend 2-3 hours playing with words and visions and forms. For the May gathering I wanted us to try a poetic form called a triolet. There are a lot of rules and we found ourselves really having to think about the form so that we could mold our words into something true to the form and worth reading. I really like the sample shared in this post.  Here is my first triolet!

 

the seeds we plant
(c) 2012 by margaux delotte-bennett

the seeds planted today are sure to grow
when soil is tended both by heart and hand
shoots break the surface as potential flows
the seeds planted today are sure to grow
our gardens made ready, now water, now sew
dirt under our nails is divinely planned
the seeds planted today are sure to grow
when soil is tended both by heart and hand

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