Things found

Nothing much, save the odd ha’penny
and most of the things I’ve lost.
I always look in the daftest places,
like the time I found the teapot in the fridge
or the radio in the dustbin.
Better far as a strategy
would be to look in the last place first.

Found again:
An old friend or five
on Friends Re-united
and enjoyment in recapping  lives.
My first crush, rediscovered that way
had turned into a pompous old fogey.

Some bits and bobs of knowledge,
some passions like music, quilting, poetry,
and some discarded, like golf and squash.

A certain equilibrium –
contentment more lasting
than delirious happiness
and less exhausting, too.

The second part of Margo Roby’s exercise on found poetry.  Having struggled yesterday with the first part, I’ve cheated and reverted to type – my literal mind to the fore.  I may come back and do the bits I’ve missed.  You’ll find them here:


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6 Responses to Things found

  1. You know, Viv – this is rather good. A pleasure to read. Your poetry is heading the right way IMHO; becoming looser and less corseted by form.


  2. ebbtide says:

    Love this… 🙂


  3. brenda w says:

    Viv, Yes, quiet contentment is far less exhausting than the gogogo of youth. I’m glad you found poetry. My mother quilts. She lives in the mountains, and her quilts are filled with mountains, bears, wildflowers, birds, and trees. I think you two would hit it off. 🙂


  4. Tilly Bud says:

    What a shame – and a comfort – about your first crush.

    I love these autobiographical poems of yours.


  5. Mike Patrick says:

    Viv, I’m really excited with these exercises you have been writing. You are opening doors faster than I can chase you through them. This is good stuff. Are they from that workshop?


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