Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Recycled

recycled-
old memories
into a poem


While teaching my students to recycle stuff to save the environment, I too followed that lead and came out with this. I have not written a short verse for a long time now.

32 comments:

  1. don't we recycle our thoughts and memories all the time...

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  2. Recycle and reword poems makes things somewhat more clear, sometimes.

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  3. Poems most definitely are recycled memories...I like that!

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  4. I like this one very much - sometimes shorter is more difficult. Here from Michele's today.

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  5. I like this saying. Short, sweet, profound. I might try it, but I'm afraid I suck at poetry. A good memory might turn out horrible after I poet-ised them. Haha.

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  6. nad it is damn good ..... so many emotions in so few words

    alok

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  7. it may be short, but it's strong! good one!

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  8. Nice!

    I'm afraid I tagged you with a blog meme here at stoney moss: A Blogger's Meme.

    Forgive me :-)

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  9. Similarly, Wordsworth defined poetry as "emotion recollected in tranquility."

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  10. Like polishing silver. The tarnish always comes off.

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  11. What a neat take on the idea of recycling. So true how memories get turned over like compost, reconstituted, rearranged; and then emerge in new forms in our creative endeavours.

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  12. Indubitably!

    Under these 'micturating' circumstances I concur with your decision to recycle.

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  13. interesting connection. I am not sure that we recycle words or memories. I just know that we have things that need to be sid and sometimes only a few words cover the emotions behind them.

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  14. Hi Gautami, I just wanted to check in and see if you have been affected by all the flooding in India. I looked at my atlas, and it looked like the areas hit hard are near Delhi. So I was concerned and I hope all is well with you and your family and everyone.
    :)

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  15. I like it :)
    I saw that the weather is getting really bad where you are. I hope you're o.k. and I will pray for you.

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  16. happy friendship day to you

    alok

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  17. I find shorts much much harder to write than "longs"
    You have inspired me to look through my "notes" and see what I can recycle.
    Namaste,
    Frances

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  18. No Sunday prompt? Hope that means your away and escaping the heat of Dehli. On second thought about your post--what do teachers there think of students recycling their work? Is that creative or laziness?

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  19. I am watching the rain come down in India and am hoping you are okay.

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  20. Dear blogger friends, thanks or your comments and support. I am fine. I missed you all. I am very glad to be back--blogging.

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  21. Well put, Gautami.

    writing haiku
    the word unlooked for
    finds me

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  22. Poem as recyled memories, I like that thought.

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