Thursday, February 08, 2007

poetry thursday, change.

transition-1. Passage from one form, state, style, or place to another.

i want to grow my hair
long and unkept
with knots
and little sticks wound in
i want to sit in the sun
and daydream
i want to be artistic creative eclectic odd
i want loud music
i want to start using pencil crayons
i want silence
occasionally
i want to be known
yet unknown
i want to be whimsical and dry
sweet and sarcastic
alone and witty
dark but happy.

14 comments:

Dennis said...

I wish I could come up with 8 sentences that start with "I want. . . " This is a great list!

desert rat said...

I like this, I can relate to that first bit (love the image), and the contrasting desires at the end.

daisies said...

wow ~ i want all those things too ...

how beautifully expressed!

Regina Clare Jane said...

Sounds just perfect! Why can't you have everything you want?!

wendy said...

What you want you will have.

ecm said...

I love this list of wishes!

twilightspider said...

Change as fantasy - this is beautifully expressed. It's like a daydream that can just keep running through your mind.

Jessica said...

I love the opening image of the hair in knots. It's such a surprising and welcoming opening. Nice work!

Catherine said...

What a great list of wants - "dark but happy" - that's one to leave me thinking.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great list - I love the hair imagery! Then the contradictions at the end are a reminder of how we want to make changes that pull us in opposite directions. How can we make all these changes and remain true to ourselves?

gautami tripathy said...

I enjoyed reading it aloud. A few of it, I wish too!

.......deb said...

I love this!

I read it wanting...to have said it myself, and when I read it I thought I was reading out loud hearing echos. It was nearly deja vu, so aligned were my own wishes.

qazse said...

Yes, I agree, a great poem from top to bottom but I too (like Jessica and Crafty Green) was smitten by the hair.

liz elayne said...

the beginning...the unkept hair. i love this image dear girl. it speaks right to the heart of it.