a day of slices

Coffee gurgles
Scripture stirs
Words tap

Andy kisses
Kids hug
Parents smile
Buffy wags

Students chat
Friend compliments
Tests returned

Emails sent
Tech help
Student plans
Lunch dialogue

Airfare purchased
Reservations secured
Conference confirmed

Conversation swirls
Teacher chat
Bag packed

Teacher meet
Son pick-up
Groceries bought

Meatloaf assembled
Lego construction
Daughter chat

Grey walk
Wind whips
Rain drops

Dinner consumed
Dishes washed
Cookies baked

Baths bubble
Teeth scrubbed
Clothes chosen

Grandparent visit
Dinner given
Quiet talk

Jammies comfort
Books open
Hearts pray

Mouth yawns
Computer opens
Book revised

Blogs read
Posts written
Day complete

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22 Comments »

  1. Love the list-poem of your day. Makes me think of one I did way back when my 3 were little. There is something about seeing it all on paper in poem form that is kind of cool, right?

  2. I love each of these lines being a slice in and of themselves. I may have to borrow this technique. You are meeting your goal of finding the slices in everyday life. Lovely!

  3. Love the structure of your simple-sentence poem. Talent, my friend, to pluck the perfect words to make it flow.
    Book revised. I'm waiting. 🙂

  4. This is a great representation of how we experience a hectic life — a series of fragments, checklist items, moments and momentary sensations. The only thread that seems to structure it all sometimes is just time; here, the way you weave subjects, objects, and adjectives around the 'verbs of the day', the actions that follow each other. This makes sense of all the fragments and gives them some kind of shape. Sweet! 🙂

  5. Fun slice. I'm still trying to decide what poem form to use for my month of poetry in April. List poems keep coming back up these last couple of weeks …

  6. Ruth You do way more in a day than I could ever think of doing. However, I liked how you included even the “slow” moments. Grey Walk, Wind Whips, Rain drops (I hear your words “wind whips the World” in my mind frequently) Jammies comfort, Books open, Hearts pray
    I wanted to be a part of these moments of your day.