Wednesday, June 18, 2008

3WW - Write on Wednesday

Frequent -Open -Someday

Death teaches us how to live
acceptance allows us to forgive
We all must die in the end
be present and transcend.

Acceptance allows us to forgive
motivating us to really live
be present and transcend
creating adventure until the very end.

Motivating us to really live
death's frequent voice must give
creating adventure until the very end
treat everyone as your friend.

Death's frequent voice must give
open up your heart and live
treat everyone as your friend
someday you will comprehend.

Open up your heart and live
We all must die in the end
someday you will comprehend
death teaches us how to live.

(Forgive my haste, I forgot to use the words and had to re-do)
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WRITE ON WEDNESDAY

Where do you come to the page?

I have always come to the page in the moments before I drift off to sleep. I remember the rose blooms of that day or the way in which the wind melodically blew through the trees. It's a time for my mind to wind down in reflection.

Each morning I stumble (literally) down the hall to get my mug of coffee. Once I'm fully awake I make the return journey to my very special blog room. My room welcomes me with pictures I love, solitude and a view of the pines. It's a room all my own that allows me to get lost in time. My computer stands at the ready to take me on yet another journey.

I have a dream of one day owning a laptop so I can blog out on my deck's. I'll then let the page follow me on a whole new adventure.



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3WW
Write on Wednesday

29 comments:

paisley said...

Death teaches us how to live...

i am currently working on compiling my poetry,, and in the dedication of the anthology,, i referenced a line similar to this... i am begining to feel it was not so much how to live that i learned from death,, but rather,, the scope of things that mean nothing in the larger picture...

both excellent writes tammy... i am thinking about that why i come to the page entry from my own perspective as well....

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

WOW, that is beautiful, it took me a minute to get how that is done but that is so beautiful. I had to get an understanding of what a Pantoum was and then I got it. Of course I got it before I knew what it was. But the amazing thing is that your poem validates what I had on my mind this morning when I wrote my post. Its a gift to me you see without you even knowing it and for me not even looking for it. Perfect timing.

lissa said...

quite a motivating poem and I like your reflection piece

emmapeelDallas said...

Oh, I like your reflection piece (and the pantoum) too! Tammy, you've got to check out woot.com for laptops. They have a different deal every day, shipping is always just $5, no matter where or how big or how much anything weighs...they sell electronics, and they are eminently reliable...

Good luck!

Judi

Daily Panic said...

You are amazing...
everyday! Happy 3WW!

Becca said...

Tammy, I'm so impressed with your ability to make such a meaningful poem following the rules and form of a pantoum (which I'd never heard of before until I saw you do it!) I'm hopeless with following the rules of poetry...

And thanks for sharing your writing space - I love your writing room, especially the view out the window.

I love learning more about your writing journey - thanks for playing WOW :)

Lucy said...

your writing room is comfy and homey and I can see you sitting there.
Your pantoum was beautiful and moving.
hugs sent to you! xo

catherine said...

I enjoyed visiting from the WOW post at Becca's Byline. I loved the photos of your decks and ponds. How beautiful.

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

I enjoyed visiting with you this morning in this beautiful room... both posts came out great in spite of the long interruption! Again, thanks for all you do (and did today!).

Eileen said...

Your writing always touches my heart. Death teaches us how to live is so incredibly powerful and I could so relate to your computer/writing room. Tammy, you are a very talented writer. You really should consider doing a book, or maybe you already have. Beautiful writing.
XOXOx

gautami tripathy said...

Writing is essential for us, is it not? It is like breathing...

Pages and pages of it

tinker said...

What a poignant reminder, Tammy - something we all should keep in mind.
I love your blogging room! Though the deck sounds great too - hope you get that laptop soon, so you can enjoy the view~XOXO

Nancy said...

Tammy,
You are one of the only people that can get me completely absorbed into your writing, lost in time, and water up my eyes.

And also, my sweet friend, you MUST publish some of this. You must. And don't wait. (remind me to discuss this next time we talk, ok?)

Finally, I just love your computer area. Besides being pretty and warm, it is welcoming. I can almost feel like I'm sitting there with you. And in my heart, I always am.

(boy was THIS ever mushy...YUCK!)

I love you,
Nancy

anthonynorth said...

That was powerful - and expertly done.

anno said...

Count me among those who didn't know what a pantoum was until I came upon your post. Beautiful use of repetition and rhythm to explore the idea of having death as your advisor. Just gorgeous!

Like those pines you can see from your window. Nice to have a room with a view!

Geraldine said...

Death does indeed teach us how to live. I think the key is to not put the fragility and transience of life on 'the back burner' only to remember how quickly life passes, now and then. You have captured this so well Tammy.

Love your special place to visit the blogs too. The garden sounds like a great idea as well but then again, maybe not. Leaving the 'hardware' inside and behind is also a very good idea at times.

Hugs to you dear Tammy, G

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

Pam said...

This is a lovely poem, my friend, just lovely.

I have seen your wedding pictures before, but this is the first time I have noticed the double rainbow. You and Dave are truly blessed.

rebecca said...

I like it: Death teaches us how to live. Such wisdom in that. One day I will have to try my hand at a pantoum. This one was packed with much insight.

P.S. and I love your room...seems so cozy.

((hugs))
rebecca

paris parfait said...

Such power in your words, Tammy. And lovely and charming writing room - with a great view! xoxox

daisies said...

yes. death does teach us how to live, i smile at this and know its truth. you are so beautiful in your writing and your lovely writing room.

i have a laptop thinking i could write outside, only, i have the wrong kind of screen and the sunlight is too harsh so have never been able to ... i think it would be lovely to sit out in the sunlight and flow words :)

have a beautiful weekend, xo

Beatriz' suitcase contents said...

Tammy, a poem like the window in your room, a view of the ever present, showing us life. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your writing space with us, very comfy.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

What a blog!great feeling.I am new to your blog and just loved it.Will come back to read more.
wonderful post.
very philosophical
deep.
but positive.
me too blog.
do visit.

TC said...

These were both wonderfully written. You really make me think that there's a bigger picture and too often we get stuck in the small stuff.

Sach said...

that was so b'ful...
you are blessed :) May God keep on blessing you...

Tabor said...

You keep motivating me to try new stuff. I just need a little more time and little more patience with my feeble brain. I love the line "creating adventure un the the very end." I know that is your philosophy. I lost a blogmate today and was there at the beginning of her blog. I will miss her and your Pantoum helps.

Chris said...

Thsoe first 4 lines were awesome, Tammy.

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful poem, thank you! oh, you deserve a laptop :) kisses from Croatia!

Kay said...

Wonderful! And what a simply gorgeous room.

Bone said...

I really enjoyed reading this. Death certainly puts things in proper perspective.