Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Original Poem

Last Friday we began our new schedule of posting an original poem every week! Today's poem is from Regina. She wrote it in a poetry therapy session. It is an ekphrastic poem meaning it was inspired by another art form and in this case a photograph. 


Shuttters open,
invitation to look out at
a spring offering.

Open for oppurtunity,
 for light to burst through,
create a place to bathe
in the day's goodness.

And yet,
I keep a pane
of glass between us.

Uneasy at the thought
of opening the window.

Content with a view,
without vulnerabiltiy.

Able to distance
from a breeze of disaster
or raindrops,my tears of brokeness,
as I wait for the light to return.


  1. Fear of vulnerability and hurt will always force us to be an observer instead of a participant if we let it. Lovely poem.

  2. I love this blog! Thanks for the poem, Gina. Beautiful.

  3. How wonderful! And though I have not experienced nearly as much grief, I totally relate to your metaphor about the safety behind the pane (pun intended :)

  4. Beautiful poem!
    It's only human for us to keep the pane in front, so as to keep the pain away!
    Have a great weekend!

    Writer In Transit

    1. Have a great one, too. And thanks for stopping by!

  5. I'd never heard of this type of poem before so it's fun to learn something new. And the poem is beautiful and haunting like always, love the idea of a view without vulnerability.

    1. It's not only a great poetry prompt but really good for writer's block. Thank you, Julie!

  6. Nice photo and poem. It can be hard to show people what's inside no matter how nice they may think the outside is. The windows to the soul don't always reveal all, and it can frightening to open up to others. I know.

    1. Thank you, Nancy. It is frightening but I think worth it because then others open up, too.

  7. Beautiful! It makes me want to hug you and promise all will be well.

    1. Awe, thank you, Kathy! I am hugging you back :)