Just Walk: NPM20 Day 19

A couple of days ago, one of our team members posted an invitation to write a “waterfall” poem on our SDAWPoetry padlet.  And then I read a piece written by a fellow blogger, Margaret Simon, about writing a poem using only one syllable words.  Somehow those two different approaches merged in my brain as I thought about the many, many walks I have taken around my neighborhood.  I thought about how those walks do not flow. I thought about the staccato steps taken over and over again.  For my eyes and brain, it is like watching an endless loop with the same view repeated over and over again.

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So I tried to capture my walks in a single syllable waterfall poem…the waterfall, I fear, has slowed to a trickle…dripping over the edge, syllable by syllable.

Just Walk

Walk

one foot

in front

of the next

up

the street

down

the street

same

steps

don’t stop

just step

look

step

watch

wave

nod

stay there

six feet

not

too close

don’t cough

or

sneeze

mask up

just walk

breathe

in

and out

find joy

in the small

live small

stay close

stay safe

keep

sane

just

walk

 

®Douillard

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I do try to mix things up from time to time, walk my route in reverse, try a new street, walk on the other side of the street…and of course search for new photography possibilities.  If only these lizards would stay still and pose!

2 thoughts on “Just Walk: NPM20 Day 19

  1. Bonnie K

    Hi Kim,
    It’s fantastic to stop by your blog and see a cool new image and read poem or reflective prose piece that offers me something to think about and enjoy. Great working with you just a few weeks ago,
    Bonnie

    Reply

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