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Sunday, April 19, 2015

PO-EMotion #19- Interest



April is National Poetry Month. Every year, my dear friend, and Poet Extraordinaire, Mary Lee Hahn, chooses a theme and writes a poem every day. She blogs and posts at two different places- YEAR OF READING and her fabulous new poetry blog, POETREPOSITORY.

This year's theme is PO-EMOTIONS. Mary Lee promises, "I will write a poem a day that either evokes an emotion, or uses an emotion word in the title or body of the poem. Her list of emotions is here. I'm joining her, at least some days.

Today's emotion is interest. 

"Interest"

Squatting beside 
fat pink worms 
on the rain drenched sidewalk
observing as they wriggle grass-ward
so much interest

standing on the sidelines
heads bent over coach's clipboard
game plan x's and o's unfolding
nodding intently
so much interest

watching high school girls 
disembark from the back
of two -door sedans
in short skirts
so much interest

researching the latest music
a soon-to-be released video game
new football gear
the price of an upcoming concert
so much interest

reading a required novel
doing algebra homework
conjugating Spanish verbs
preparing for latest round of standardized tests
not so much interest

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2015



4 comments:

Mary Lee said...

That third stanza made me snort -- so much changes/doesn't change in just a few years!

Kay said...

Oh my, now if there was some way to recreate the interest found in the first stanzas in the activities of the last one.

Carol Varsalona said...

Interest versus non-interest quite nicely worded!

LInda Baie said...

Perfect, and true. Funny how there are such diverse ideas for just the word, interest. Love the ending, Carol, & also the early examples.