Thursday's poetry slam was wonderful--I'm a fan of inserting poetic beauty into everyday life, if only because otherwise I'd forget to seek it out. But I confess that it put me in a melancholy mood for much of the day--so many of the poems evoked powerfully complicated and difficult emotions. Most particularly the one I posted--sorry about that if I messed up anyone else's head. Or perhaps it was just me. That poem travelled some rough roads (or onto pebbled shores, perhaps) with me once upon a time, though it means something different now, under a differently misblotted sun.
One thing I loved was that Henry seemed to be in the mood too. With no hint or suggestion on my part, he picked out "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," a picture book of the poem that my mom got for the kids last year, for his bedtime story. Apparently Henry and Kat are on the very same page, and a good one, too.
There's knitting, as always, and randomness soon, but I wanted to just add a fun and funny and hopeful poem that I found in perusing the blog of the meme's orignator. I've printed it out and put it on my wall in the office; a sort of permission slip for daily life.
Here it is:
God Says Yes To Me
I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes