Is there a poem which describes who you are, or how you think?
Today is Poem in your pocket day. I first read of this on the blog of Annette Rochelle Aben. She tells us that as part of national poetry month today would be earmarked as a day in which we share a poem, or to quote her directly, “the premise behind this day was to give people the opportunity to share a bit of themselves with others using poetry as the vehicle.”
I thought it was a great idea. So I spent a bit of time wondering what poem would I share? I’ve written one or two myself but they are a little deep and today I do not feel deep; frivolous, happy, content, mischievous perhaps but not deep. So many poems took my fancy, but the premise was to share a bit of myself through poetry, so some didn’t fit the bill. In the end one jumped out. It is a poem that is not only suitable for the grown up person I’ve become, but the young girl I have always been.
I Meant To Do My Work Today
by Richard LeGallienne
I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand,
So what could I do but laugh and go?
Yes that just about sums me up. Some would say I’ve spent my days time wasting, I would say I spent them living.
I’d love to know if you have a poem which speaks of the person you are? Thanks to Annette Rochelle Aben for the prompt.