The very first prompt this month on Robert Lee Brewer’s blog was to write a Matches poem. I was looking back because today’s assignment is to write an Opposite poem using a previous challenge entry. I realized that I have not linked to the first few poems and this could be a problem because I want a convenient way to gather them to submit for chapbook consideration.
You can enter the competition, too, even if you haven’t been posting or writing every day. Just choose your 20 favorite prompts from the month and write to them. Then watch for submission information early next month.
2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1 | Matches Poem | WritersDigest.com.
Here’s my “Matches” poem.
We’re a match,
the two of us,
you with your
temper and me
you with your
with my wild
We’re a match
so closely together
there is no space
and sea at
sunset on the
There are several kinds of adventures.
- solitary adventures
- adventures shared with a stranger or a few strangers
- adventures shared with an acquaintance or a few friends
- adventures shared with a close friend
- adventures shared with family members
- adventures shared with a life partner
Each adventure is flavored by companionship, just as a soup or sauce is changed by spices added. The basic character of the journey remains the same, but different details come to the fore.
When my husband and I went up to the Grand Mesa on Friday, the trip was different than it would have been with my former walking partner, or with only my own company. My husband loves to stop and watch the birds, butterflies, bees, and, in this case, chimunks. Not everyone does.
Our conversation is different, too. Often, we don’t talk at all. We don’t have to. Like the little friends in the picture, we are out together devouring the beauty of the day, taking pictures, and hording memories.
That day, we had so many.
- a long walk through golden woods
- a fantastic hamburger and home fries at Mesa Lakes Lodge and Resort
- butterflies and chipmunks
- glittering diamonds on the lakes
But, most of all, just being together sharing another special experience.