Friday, July 24, 2015

Sometimes I Sit and Wonder - A List Poem


Talking Barn
by Amy LV




Students - This, as you have likely noticed, is a list poem.  Yesterday I was sitting at a picnic table in our back pasture, writing as I looked around the world.  When my eyes landed on our barn, I found myself thinking about way back before our time, when cows lived in there.  I started wondering if the barn misses those cows, and...well...one thing led to another.  It was fun to think about the different things in my life that might wish to tell me something.

Do you ever just sit outside, look around, and think and wonder?  I highly recommend it as a neat way to find out what's rattling around up in your attic mind!

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13 comments:

Tabatha said...

If everything could talk, I'll bet you would stop chewing on your pen :-)! You make me want to write a list poem, Amy. Happy Poetry Friday!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Amy,

I enjoy writing list poems. I also enjoy imagining what different animals, plants, inanimate objects might say if they could talk and writing mask poems in their voices.

Looking at the list of your forthcoming books, I can tell that you have been one busy lady. Congratulations! You are a talented poet. I can't wait to read your books when they are published.

As you know, I had been away from posting at Wild Rose Reader for a long time...for a number of reasons. When my daughter and son-in-law took family leave after the birth of my second granddaughter in March, I had more free time. I decided to refocus my creative energies toward writing children's poetry again.

I wish you much success with all of your books!

Rebecca Gomez said...

I don't think I would want my cheese sandwich to talk to me. Love this list poem!

Catherine said...

It is such fun to wonder. I'm sitting outside right now wondering what one particularly loud bird is chattering on about!

Monica said...

A fun list poem!

laurasalas said...

I love list poems, and I especially love your melancholy barn!

Linda Baie said...

I may struggle with eating dinner tonight, Amy! Clever imagining, & I connect with that old barn, so many memories lay in there.

Linda A. said...

Amy,
This was a good one. You stretched your imagination from the pen in your hand to the old barn. Good stretching exercise. ;)

I see this as a possible collection of "Sometimes I wonder...thoughts while bathing, running, studying, playing, etc. You could do it!

Mary Lee said...

I love all the stories I can infer...the books in the tub, the neglected bear, the pen.

A lovely poem and a wondrous wondering!

Doraine Bennett said...

What a fun list poem. I hope your cheese sandwich is in a nourishing mood when it speaks!

Margaret Simon said...

Well, Amy, when the temperature is 90+ with a heat index of +100, I am not inspired to sit outside and wonder. But I do love how the strangest things can become a poem. Like does the barn miss the cows? Hmm. " Wonder and Think. Think and Wonder." (Dr. Seuss)

Irene Latham said...

Ha! That cheese sandwich would say, make sure I'm good and melty before your bite into me. :) I love your wonderings, Amy! :)

Robyn Hood Black said...

Poor barn! Thanks for the ponderings, Amy. The cheese sandwich question makes even this vegetarian a little discomfited. ;0)