Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Recycled

recycled-
old memories
into a poem


While teaching my students to recycle stuff to save the environment, I too followed that lead and came out with this. I have not written a short verse for a long time now.

33 comments:

Don Iannone said...

Short, and sweet.

polona said...

don't we recycle our thoughts and memories all the time...

Ashi said...

Recycle and reword poems makes things somewhat more clear, sometimes.

Kai C. said...

very nice!

Fledgling Poet said...

Poems most definitely are recycled memories...I like that!

Keshi said...

neat idea...wow!

Keshi.

Clare said...

Clever! I love this.
:)

Catherine said...

I like this one very much - sometimes shorter is more difficult. Here from Michele's today.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Reading
Words
Smile


Rose

xo

Gloria said...

I like this saying. Short, sweet, profound. I might try it, but I'm afraid I suck at poetry. A good memory might turn out horrible after I poet-ised them. Haha.

Alok said...

nad it is damn good ..... so many emotions in so few words

alok

sage said...

it may be short, but it's strong! good one!

...deb said...

Nice!

I'm afraid I tagged you with a blog meme here at stoney moss: A Blogger's Meme.

Forgive me :-)

Paul said...

Similarly, Wordsworth defined poetry as "emotion recollected in tranquility."

Pat Paulk said...

Like polishing silver. The tarnish always comes off.

January said...

Very nice!

Ghost Particle said...

nice idea! :D

desert rat said...

What a neat take on the idea of recycling. So true how memories get turned over like compost, reconstituted, rearranged; and then emerge in new forms in our creative endeavours.

homo escapeons said...

Indubitably!

Under these 'micturating' circumstances I concur with your decision to recycle.

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Tikkis said...

Yes.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

interesting connection. I am not sure that we recycle words or memories. I just know that we have things that need to be sid and sometimes only a few words cover the emotions behind them.

Clare said...

Hi Gautami, I just wanted to check in and see if you have been affected by all the flooding in India. I looked at my atlas, and it looked like the areas hit hard are near Delhi. So I was concerned and I hope all is well with you and your family and everyone.
:)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like it :)
I saw that the weather is getting really bad where you are. I hope you're o.k. and I will pray for you.

magiceye said...

:) lovely

Alok said...

happy friendship day to you

alok

Frances said...

I find shorts much much harder to write than "longs"
You have inspired me to look through my "notes" and see what I can recycle.
Namaste,
Frances

dsnake1 said...

very true, gautami.

sage said...

No Sunday prompt? Hope that means your away and escaping the heat of Dehli. On second thought about your post--what do teachers there think of students recycling their work? Is that creative or laziness?

Jone said...

I am watching the rain come down in India and am hoping you are okay.

gautami tripathy said...

Dear blogger friends, thanks or your comments and support. I am fine. I missed you all. I am very glad to be back--blogging.

Bill said...

Well put, Gautami.

writing haiku
the word unlooked for
finds me

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Poem as recyled memories, I like that thought.