To Make the World of You and Me


How long does it take
to make the world
of you and me,
the soil of souls,
the promised crop
a sheltered spot beside
the trees...

Sometimes I do this thing in the evenings... tweet-poeming with friends. @tspoetry usually starts things. Then we begin responding, lifting each other's words and folding them into new poems. Each poem is 140 characters or less.

This particular poem reminded me of a book that Ann Kroeker wrote, called Not So Fast which The Runamuck is currently giving away. (Stop by for a chance to win.)

What I'm saying is... it takes time to make the world of you and me, the soil of souls, the promised crop... But to do that, we need to slow down, behold one another, breathe.

Girls in the 'Playhouse' on Long Island, photo by L.L. Barkat.

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Blogger Glynn said...

Amazing how an electronic communications medium (like Twitter) can inspire a human emotion. Or maybe it's the people using the medium to inspire each other?

11:13 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

The medium provides the setting... but, yeah, it's the people... always the people for me.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Kelly Langner Sauer said...

Oh, yes - totally the people. Some of us just live better in writing... Beautiful poem above!

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Ann Kroeker/Not So Fast said...

The high-speed mode of Twitter for a slow-down practice like poetry is fascinating, L.L.

And thanks for pointing readers to Amber's post to check out the review and giveaway.

I love that poetry is such a natural overflow of your life. It's a powerful slow-down solution for people who want to slow down and think, reflect, ponder and play (with words).

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Amber@theRunaMuck said...

How you live it out makes my soul act like it's going to lift out from my shoulders. Sometimes I have reel myself back in. Thanks for the link, for the poetry. You keep reminding me of lots of things.

Speaking of books, I'm into yours now. Seth has been tinkering through it a bit, too. I'm loving your grace and always this perfect tinge of humor. I fly in the sky this week, and I'll finish it then. You're going to be my travel buddy this week.

6:52 AM  

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