"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Main Street writer's island #4-clarity

So curious and circumspect
while christening memories
If you’re in the driver’s seat of confusion
like a crimp in the line
Examining your cuticles for prosperity
Passing on the left of
a crammed cucumber camp
Further up the road is the Chalet of Chagrin
where you may rest for a day
dining with classless folk who eat
crabcakes with their fingers
bibs fastened securely about their waists
Cringing from the scene
All comes forward into clarity 

process notes:
I wrote a list of "c" words,
the result was this poem.


  1. I c what you mean - and it 'c'eems really good to me!

    (Brilliant - "...examining our cuticles for prosperity...")

  2. Hhhmmm....Challenges always bring out the unexpected, the rare find, the lovely twist.

    I really really enjoyed your approach and take off here, Pamela.

    Clever, crisp and comes forward into clarity!

  3. Love the way this flowed, and a great message.

  4. The idea driving this is brilliant. Impressive.

  5. Interesting piece to come simply from a list of c words.... like the direction it followed, the path of its own.

  6. RJ, I am not sure where that came from:)

  7. nino I know this is a bit ridiculous, but it was an interesting exercise.

  8. Anthony, I am not so sure how I even ended with a message. Thanks.

  9. Definitely its own path Petrina :)