IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – CARPE DIEM

Carpe Diem is the Latin expression that means ‘seize the day.’ Carpe Diem poems have a theme of living for today. It is a form in intent only; it is solely based on a theme.

MARIE ELENA SEIZES:

GET TO IT

The next 1440 minutes
Will vanish
In a New York minute.

Copyright © Marie Elena Good – 2012

WALT’S SEIZURE:

TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS (Triolet)

We live with what this day will  give us
for that is all we’re assured.
So there’s no need to make a big  fuss
we live with what this day will give us.
There’s so much of life that’s a plus,
to look past today is all blurred.
We live with what this day will give us
for that is all we’re assured.

Copyright © Walter J. Wojtanik – 2012

 

Over at POETIC ASIDES with ROBERT LEE BREWER, Robert writes:

“For this week’s poetry prompt, I want you to take one of the following lines and make it the first line of your poem. All these lines are taken from my personal notebooks, so they’re not especially wonderful–just some random places to start. Feel free to take liberties with these openings (the important part is the poeming)”.

  • She’s been thinking about things that don’t need thinking
  • I’m not sure who I am or what I want
  • The world, a helicopter seed spinning
  • Burn the want out of every moment
  • My bed is a planet
  • Trees hide the better views