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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

400th Post! Poetry for the New Year



I danced around the opportunity I had to write a "Cascade" poem last year, and was unable. Not a good year for poetry inspiration for me. The Cascade is a form I was just introduced to...you'll see the pattern. The form worked for me in helping me to sum up my experiences of the prior year.....



The Ten Years Ended 2010

How a decade could pass
In a heartbeat…
And yet, the events of that decade overpower me.

While I’d lived my life with texture
Nothing prepared me for
How a decade could pass

My life changed intrinsically
Some things controlled, some out of control
In a heartbeat.

And, striving to not lose faith
To sustain amongst the change that brought me here,
And yet, the events of that decade overpower me.

And you?

6 comments:

Marion said...

Wow, I love that! I'm not one for formula poetry, but I love the idea of cascade and the word itself. Awesome, Quid!!

Love & Blessings,
Marion

Pam said...

Love it! But, not all you had to endure to give birth to the poem!!

So glad that the decade ahead holds much more promise and prosperity for you, my friend!

Kelly said...

You're off to a great start for this year, Quid. I hope to see much from you!

For the record, it wasn't my best decade. Sure, there were some high points, but there were also the lowest of the low.

Serena said...

Quid, that is WONDERFUL! It wasn't such a great decade, but you've done it poetic justice with great elegance.:)

raven said...

Quid,

An excellent poem to start
the new decade with and I
can relate to it. As well as
that I appreciate the cascade
form.

As for the question which your
poem asked of us. Personally,
I had several life-changing
experiences during the past
decade but like you I found
its events overpowering.

Raven

quid said...

Feels like we all had our ups and downs in the last decade!