Shift

by Jotter girl on November 14, 2011

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Dipping my toe into crisp yellow ochre

After 50 circuses

50 halos

Each holding the other’s tightly

Protecting

Hiding

Justifying

Smiling

Singing stories, swelling 50 wide

Learning lessons from fickle’s folly

Shaping blindness to a gossamer view

Shift the threshold with a pause from wisdom’s smile

Aware, that steady spell’s favor is now

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Mary September 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I enjoyed this very nice 50th birthday poem! Happy 50th…and also welcome to Poets United Poetry Pantry. Smiles.

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Jotter girl September 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Thanks! I am glad I stumbled upon your website. See you next Sunday!

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Serena September 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Lovely, lovely poem. Especially the lines “Learning lessons from fickle’s folly/Shaping blindness to a gossamer view.” This perfectly depicts a current life task of mine… learning lessons, shaping blindness… well done.

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Jotter girl September 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Thanks Serena, glad you liked it.

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Audrey Howitt September 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Singing stories—Loved this bustling write

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Poet Laundry September 17, 2012 at 12:10 am

“Learning lessons from fickle’s folly
Shaping blindness to a gossamer view
Shift the threshold with a pause from wisdom’s smile”

…much learnt on the journey through maturity. Well said.

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Jotter girl September 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm

thanks, I enjoyed visiting your blog as well.

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Rachel September 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Amazing poem! I too really resonated with these lines:

Learning lessons from fickle’s folly
Shaping blindness to a gossamer view
Shift the threshold with a pause from wisdom’s smile

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Jack September 19, 2012 at 4:30 am

Others mentioned it above, and, I have to agree–

“Learning lessons from fickle’s folly”

–is a great line. Alliteration sounding nice aloud.

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