I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')


These poems are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here.

21 December 2012

Verse Portrait 102. Writers' Group: Nan

Nan is the wicked one
who surprises newcomers 
whenever she reads.

It's not that she uses 
naughty words, or blasphemes;
it's her thoughts that are naughty,
her soul that's irreverent.

(More truly reverent 
than many a churchgoer,
she likes the Lord — she's just
not in awe. Her humorous tales
are in fact moral fables.)

And she's the effortless 
prize-winner, 
in competitions always 
commended at least.

Underneath it all,
she appreciates
loving-kindness.

2 comments:

  1. One already likes Nan and would like to know more about her, more than just a passing glimpse. Well penned. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I conveyed how likeable she is. :)

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