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Poetry Friday: And Later... by Jen Bryant

July 23rd, 2020 (05:10 pm)
tired

Current Mood: tired
Current Song: Break My Heart by Dua Lipa

I take my kaleidoscope off the shelf,
look through the little hole at the end
of the cardboard tube;

I turn       and turn       and turn       and turn,

letting the crystals shift into strange
and beautiful patterns, letting the pieces fall
wherever they will.

- And Later... by Jen Bryant

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Posted by: (ext_2110551)
Posted at: July 24th, 2020 01:05 pm (UTC)
Turn

The idea of turning and letting the pieces fall feels like how our district is dealing with the reopening of schools. My hope is something as beautiful as a kaleidoscope will emerge.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 24th, 2020 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Turn

I hope everyone stays safe.

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: July 24th, 2020 06:10 pm (UTC)

Unlike commenter #1, I'm looking at this as ME while I wait for the district to announce our return-to-school plan. I am working on an acceptance frame of mind.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 24th, 2020 06:19 pm (UTC)

I want everyone to be safe. Sending you good thoughts!

Posted by: (lpsalas)
Posted at: July 24th, 2020 08:38 pm (UTC)

Letting pieces fall where they will is something I am always working on (because I'm not naturally very good at it). I love how beautiful and exotic these words make a lack of control feel :>)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 24th, 2020 08:55 pm (UTC)

I too would definitely rather create or construct the puzzle rather than having pieces fall everywhere! I prefer order and control to chaos or uncertainty. :) But looking through a kaleidoscope is different, because the very nature of the instrument allows for surprise and change and randomness.


Edited at 2020-07-24 08:57 pm (UTC)

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