Fragments From a Long Weekend

 

1 (conversation overheard in a downtown bar)

he wants to retire
back where all the spires conspire
to show him the way.

2 (too much of a good thing)

summer evening
the red sunset bleeds regret
maturity lost.

3 (Why can’t I write like Rupi Kaur?) 

my quinoa* quota
was far from quotidian
thanks! sunflower seeds!
*’keen-wah

4 (Climate Change is Opening Windows)

rumours dropping from the eaves
neighbours thick as thieves
singing off key at three

o’clock in the morning.

The challenge from Laura over at dverse is to write a poem consisting of fragments:

“Either:
a poem of several numbered stanzas. Each being complete in itself and having only a passing relationship to each other, if at all
OR
a poem of disjointed images (like listening to conversation in passing, repetitively switching between radio/tv station, random images across a screen, or paintings/photos seen in a gallery)

Rules:
Your poem should NOT conform to any rhyme scheme
Your poem MUST include Fragment(s) somewhere in the title”

15 thoughts on “Fragments From a Long Weekend

  1. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit

    Very much like this indeed, one to study, and difficult to do well…really enjoyed it, the abstract and random form, if I can put it that way, creating a concrete mood and feeling.

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  2. Steve Simpson

    Enjoyable slices of life, Jim, and if they’re disconnected, I think that’s the way remembered life is: each has a thought, a point attached to it. I must say I’m glad I’m not doing challenges, I couldn’t handle it. 😬

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