Friday, June 3, 2011

Answer in Time (Poem)

Answer in Time

Where do I
make the cut in time
given to
making gifts
of time I deny myself,
yesterday now past?

© 2011 Maureen E. Doallas

I'm participating in the #Trust30 challenge, an online writing/reflection initiative for which a prompt is posted daily. All of the prompts to date are found here.

This poem, in Shadorma form, is my response to the fourth prompt, which is from Jenny Blake:

That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Identify one of your biggest challenges at the moment (i.e., "I don't feel passionate about my work.") and turn it into a question (i.e., "How can I do work I'm passionate about?). Write it on a post-it and put it up on your bathroom mirror or the back of your front door. After 48 hours, journal what answers came up for you and be sure to evaluate them.

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My responses to prompts to date are all in the form of poems:

Giving Meaning to Others


Fifteen Minutes to Count Down


S. Etole said...

I'm thoroughly enjoying your responses to this challenge ...

L.L. Barkat said...

simple, light. i like :)

Anonymous said...

cool poem