Today’s assignment was landscape, using Found Poem and Enumeratio. I got the landscape part but couldn’t use the found poem structure and only a little enumeratio. Hopefully the poem makes up for my deficiencies.
Like a flock of birds all in a crowd
Churning the air with their wings and their cries
Battling against me as I try to pass,
People surround me on the street.
My eyes are tired, my ears are sore
My body cries to be free – of all
Of this sound and all of this push,
Alone yet crowded out of my space.
Step away from the river of frenzy,
Step away from the noise and the rush.
Find a spot in the shadows of buildings
And look inward and out far beyond.
See the true flock of birds in their splendour
With the sun on their wings as they soar,
Hear their calls and songs of freedom
As the breeze lifts their spirits up high.
Watch the river of water swirl past me
Over stones and rocks smoothed by the flow.
Hear the laughter and chuckles of water
Tumbling along at my feet.
Wash out the dirt and the press of the city;
Cleanse my spirit with the essence of peace.
A peace that is found by the water of lakes
And rivers and forests of trees.
Let me rest in the shade of a tall tree.
Hear it whisper its tales to the sky.
Let the cool of the breeze brush my face
And my mind.
Let me finally be at ease.
Let this time come before it is too late
Lest I forget all my dreams and my needs.
Let me drink from these waters and
Rest in the peace
Before my mind no longer can see.
For I know that my spirit is waiting
For my coming, in just such a place.
Let me stretch out my mind and my arms
And bring us together at last.
And to let you know, I am where I wanted to be in this poem!