Sunday, September 16, 2012

For Real Toads...a firefly? Not I.

Kerry and Kenia, serious poets in the online writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, both keep "firefly jars"...receptacles full of inspirational and/or inspired thoughts they wish to keep for future poetry.
Any inspiration I might have (beyond "time for lunch!") is more likely to be written on envelopes, discount coupons, shreds of paper or, if I can find one, a post-it.
The Sunday challenge this week is for us to post our versions of firefly jars. I guess I'm more a lady bug than I firefly. I can fly, but I don't do it often.

© Kerry O’Connor 
© Kenia Cris

© Kay Davies

I was a poet when I was young
ridden with angst and sturm und drang
words used to fly through my mind
words of the serious kind
change the world
feed the poor
have an occasion? I had a rhyme
of the seriously celebratory kind
poets speak
of birds
and trees
and flowers
when Spring comes
not I —
I love a rock

© Kay Davies


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Clever. And I LOVE IT that your equivalent of a firefly jar is a pile of papers on a plastic storage bin. Hee hee. I secretly envy writers who have fat journals with intriguing bits of everything sticking out of them. I am like you, my paper trail is piled here and there, I can never find anything. And no time to organize. Maybe this winter? We live in hope!

Kim Nelson said...

You've shared some insight here, Kay. And I like your perspective, i.e. the rock. it is a gift to find fascination in the ordinary, the common.

Susie Clevenger said...

I love these...especially the one where you said I love a rock.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Such a cleverly written poem. I know I have that dilemma too. Sometimes poems race through my mind before I can find paper and pen.

Ella said...

I loved what you have done...
I loved seeing the piles of paper, too. I have an envelope filled with some of mine, till they find a new home, a jar or journal~

Fun to read and see :D

Hannah said...

Rocks inspire for sure!! Enjoyed this, Kay!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

loved the thoughts here....will linger long....

Kerry O'Connor said...

This was great fun, Kay. Your space looks very neat and organized to me.

Margaret said...

...a rock! I do to and like to put them in my flower gardens. I too, scribble on whatever paper is handy and then I usually type it up and file it on my computer. But I do like the idea of a jar... I might give it a whirl.

Susan said...

clever, funny, serious--and I like your jar!