Happy April Fools! I sorta hate April Fools Day. I'm not good at practical jokes and I often am a big wet blanket when people play them on me, so I'm celebrating this day with...POETRY! Yay!
My whole life, ever since I could pick up a fat pencil and scribble a word, I have thought of myself as a poet. But lately it seems I don't write anymore. I could blame it on having toddler and a 10-year old to chase, but even when my son was small I wrote a lot of poetry. I think now that I write for a living, I spend my creative energy on other activities like sewing and painting and felting.
But with the entrance of this much-needed and very vibrant spring weather, I have made a vow to renew my love of writing verse. I declare that each day for the month of April 2010, I will write one poem and publish it here.
They may not all be good. In fact, all of them may completely suck. And a lot of them will probably be haiku...or else very short...because there are days I'm lucky if I can get a shower and dress myself in between taking care of everyone else. BUT I will write.
So...here we go!
POEM FOR APRIL 1
Getting Her Down
You are my sunshine, he hums
To her in his dark, rhythmic
Orbit of the bedroom.
Each night he shuffles
This path, holding her slumped
Sweetness against his beating heart,
Rocking and loving the daylight
And restlessness from her bones.
She breathes lighter
And flutters finally to sleep
As he sends again his mantra
To the listening Universe:
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.