Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bring me the sunset...

I stink at writing poetry. But...I discovered this writing prompt over at Diapers and Dragons (TeacherMommy's is 1002% better than mine, so be sure to check it out!), plus it's making its rounds on Facebook, so I thought I'd give it a try. I actually gave it two tries. Because I thought I would bless all 6 of my readers with double stinky poetry.

Which do you like best?

And why don't you give it a try?

Write a poem that begins with Bring me the sunset in a cup...

Poem #1
Bring me the sunset in a cup
to pour out over sunsets past
and all those still to come.

To remember
African sunsets,
their brilliant colors made more vivid
by fiery flames and ashes.

To remember
beach sunsets,
their reflections mirrored on the waters,
capturing poignant moments.

To anticipate
sunsets with those I love,
moments wrapped in the laughter and warmth,
that only a sunset can bring.

Poem #2
Bring me the sunset in a cup,
and I will remember my Father
who holds all of Creation in His hands,
who holds all of my
circumstances, good and bad;
hopes, great and small;
dreams, attainable and lofty.

Bring me the sunset in a cup,
and I will pour it out,
knowing it is not I who can contain it.


dclouser said...

I think you just might be a poet in the budding. Those are great!

TeacherMommy said...

Oh my word--these are beautiful! You definitely do NOT give yourself credit where it is due. I particularly LOVE the second one.

But thank you for the shout out!

CrossView said...

Ooh! Both are great! And I can't believe how different they are with the same start. Good Job, Teach. A+ =D