Sunday, 15 August 2010

Poetry Bus

I've finally taken a ticket on the Poetry Bus. I apologise for avoiding such forms of transport for a while.

This week it's Enchanted Oak in the driver's seat. Click the link for other passengers, a diverse and startling bunch as ever I've seen of a Sunday, and public transport does have a habit of picking up all sorts. I have a soft spot for my Dukes of Hazzard man on the Blanchardstown Bus once.

I chose the boat picture.

Ebb Tide Drift

I've taken the poem down again now to rework and perhaps submit to some lucky journal.

17 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

I think my eyes are going...I read this as 'yucky journal' first!
x

Emerging Writer said...

I suppose lucky and yucky could co-exist...

Summer Ross said...

Stopped by to read. I enjoyed this. Thans for posting

jinksy said...

The future, now, that’s different.
That’s up for grabs.
All you have to do is take your pole,find your own oars.
The future’s a current;
go with the flow.

I rather liked these lines regrouped - hope you don't mind my playing with them? I couldn't resist a little fiddle! :)

Enchanted Oak said...

"The future's a current" is a wonderful play on words. I like your vision here, the boat as representative of life choices. And that business about the three paw prints on the dock is really fine. Nice work, Emerging!

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm trying not to drift so going with the flow wouldn't work so well. I have my own path (and all that)

Titus said...

Oh, good to have you back.
I was going to write something about certain lines, but on a few re-readings this is just wholely good.

Gwei Mui said...

I really enjoyed ths piece, it's lyrical rather laid-back pace. A kin to being in a boat

Dominic Rivron said...

An optimistic poem - and it's hard to "do optimistic" I think, always easier to write in a minor key.

Erratic Thoughts said...

"The future’s a current" and "find your own oars" I liked those lines.My current mindset is somewhere between these. I am trying to figure out whether to go with the flow or dig another way/stream/brook and le'em follow..

I liked it a lot!:)

Niamh B said...

think my last comment went walkies, anyway - enjoyed the poem - full of movement and motivational

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks everyone. My first motivational poem? I think it could use more meat myself...what do you think?

Jessica Maybury said...

I really liked this :) Hopefully a very lucky journal will snap it up

NanU said...

I like the paw prints. you propose a journey, the dog (?) is taking one already.

Helen said...

Growing older is wonderful ... one does tend to 'go with the flow.' I enjoyed your poem ...........

the watercats said...

a perfect sentiment! just gorgeous!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Fuck the flow, let's paddle our own canoes!!

You am de woman!