Scattergory Me . . .

. . . solitudinous people person
purposely pollyannish
collector of dear days
one man woman
circle of love rippled wide.

Color me
a waving turning sunflower
old-fashioned holly hock
dancing daffodil
never lily of the valley down.

Find me next season
on your darkest nights.
I shall be the newest star
east of that famous north one
or west . . .

you’ll find me
because you’ll understand,
even in death
my geography skills
will still be severely lacking

. . . but I promise,
I’ll be there.

hand-2586638_1920

Written for Tuesday Poetics at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets, where Amaya reminds us that last Thursday was the 199th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. She asks us to write a poem somewhat in the spirit of Whitman’s Song of Myself….something personal as in an ad to someone who knows us well…to meet us perhaps, at a later date. I should add, after rereading my poem here, I am healthy, well, happy and expect to live for many many more years! 

14 thoughts on “Scattergory Me . . .

    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:25 am

      Positivism…..to me it’s essential. And yes….I do somehow believe we shall all eventually become a part of the cosmic dust…..shining over the earth and still connected to the living. I very much want to believe that.

      Like

  1. Mary (tqhousecat) June 6, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    We are so multi-faceted. A began a poem once

    IF I were to explain me in a day
    You wouldn’t understand a thing I say
    If you were to separate all the reds from blues
    Lavender would never be a hue

    Neither did I get the geography gene.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:26 am

      geography gene…..:) I am definitely missing that in my DNA! 🙂

      Like

  2. Gospel Isosceles June 7, 2018 / 3:27 am

    Your “circle of love rippled wide” and your palpable gratitude perhaps leads you to the confidence and peace in knowing you’ll always be ‘found.’ Beautiful, Lillian.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:27 am

      So late to the reading……..travel and company….but now back to my morning routine of reading and writing…and finding this lovely comment. Thank you so very much.

      Like

  3. galaxywanderer89 June 7, 2018 / 6:35 am

    Beautiful !!!

    ‘even in death my geography skills will still be severely lacking’, hilarious 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Yep — that ending poke at levity to keep everyone smiling….glad you enjoyed!

      Like

  4. kim881 June 7, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    I recognise you in these lines Lill, even though I have never met you in real life! I love the lines:
    ‘purposely pollyannish
    collector of dear days
    one man woman’;
    ‘I shall be the newest star
    east of that famous north one
    or west . . ‘.
    and
    ‘even in death
    my geography skills
    will still be severely lacking

    . . . but I promise,
    I’ll be there.’

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:29 am

      So so late to the reading here. Travel and company had me away from the dVerse gang. Have so enjoyed my early morning coffee, writing and reading again. I’m back in the pub (instead of the saddle) again! Thanks, Kim. Glad you enoyed this one.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s