PROMPT #126 – LITTLE THINGS
In the early 1920s, Robert Service wrote a poem called The Joy of Little Things. Although that poem has been ridiculed by some as mere doggerel, it has nonetheless been a favorite of others for its emphasis on the little things and events that make life enjoyable for most of us. These might be “a dog that leaps, a hand that clings,” as Service wrote, or a myriad of other topics, ranging from quarks or subatomic particles to hummingbirds or petunias. Or, “little things” might include the Sign of Peace at a Mass, or a smile from a stranger, or a poem. Write a poem about a little thing or event that stands out in your memory, or that you wish would happen.
MARIE ELENA’S SENRYU
“Jesus wept.” ~John 11:35
The Word became flesh
Revealing the heart of God
We can relate to.
© copyright 2013, Marie Elena Good
(Note from Marie: “Jesus wept” is the shortest verse in the Bible. This tiny two-word sentence, for me, displays the warm human heart of Jesus Christ and magnificently voices the love and heart of my God. Wow.)
Around and over rocks, the water flows
to scour the sand and tease the waiting creatures
entombed within themselves. The sunrise goes
around and over rocks; the water flows
to meet it. Flashing ebbs and liquid glows
bid life to loose its temporary features.
Around and over rocks the water flows,
to scour the sand and tease the waiting creatures.
© copyright 2013, William Preston
Making big deals out of little things
brings little by way of happy endings,
no matter how it burns, turn and walk away.
There is very little left to say.
© copyright 2013, Walter J Wojtanik