Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Taking a Meeting (Poem)

Taking a Meeting

I want you
to get in touch now.
I'll ask once
before you
reply, urge you do over
this one chance to meet

you again
on your own ground. Check
how your heart
beats itself
to get its daily rhythm
right. Pull out the words

not spoken
the last time you could
you taking
a meeting to connect one
self with the other.

© 2011 Maureen  E. Doallas

Nothing may be so important as periodically checking in with oneself. 

* * *

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

This poem* is inspired by the 23rd prompt from social media entrepreneur David Spinks:

Courage to Connect

Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emits a breath every moment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who is one person that you'vebeen dying to connect with but just haven't had the courage to reach out to? First, reflect on why you want to get in touch with him. then, reach out and set up a meeting.

* * * 

This poem is written in Shadorma form, which requires stanzas of six lines of no or not set rhyme following a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllabic pattern. 

I've used all the #Trust30 prompts as inspiration for new poems. My responses  to prompts 16-22 are:

You'll find my response to prompt 15, "Truth Be Told", and a list of my poems for prompts 1 - 14 here.


S. Etole said...

it seems like a dance ...

Joyce Wycoff said...

Taking a meeting with our self ... what a great idea. What a complicated format ... but you did it proud.

Hannah Stephenson said...

I so agree....checking in with's easy to ignore how we feel.

Ruth said...

Great poem and idea that there is no one more important to check in with than oneself. It reminds me of Gurdjieff's method of once an hour asking: How am I? and What is happening inside right now?

Seth said...

Wonderful poem -- and I especially love the concept behind it.