Medway Monday: Potlatch Collective Poem #19


The moon was full in the sky tonight

A fox screeched, an eerie call. Alarm or fright

Joseph shifted his position, someone was

piercing their eyes through him, making him …

Pushing a finger through him, paper thin

The blood coursed over his shoes

It was beautiful, the most full of life colour I’d ever seen

Suddenly two leaves began to shiver and I echoed them

The trees ticked like unborn grandfather clocks

As the cold wind blows

So the heart is moved

By the most ordinary things – a good cup of coffee, perhaps.

This is a collective poem from the Literary Potlatch, written by the participants on the day, with each of them only able to see the previous line.  At present, the image accompanying it is a stock photo but we would really love someone to respond to the poem visually, as only an original image can possibly do it justice. Full credit will of course be given. Please email if you’re interested in creating something special we can share. Thank you. :)

And here is today’s Medway Monday linky for you.

2 thoughts on “Medway Monday: Potlatch Collective Poem #19

  1. Well, there it is: probably my last-ever contribution to Medway Monday. If the hosting team really find it too much effort to write two separate posts a week on completed unrelated topics, and relegate one to a footnote, then that sends a very clear message regarding their commitment, or lack thereof. Why should any of the rest of us bother?

  2. I’m sorry to hear that John. I’m guessing you didn’t see my reply to your comment last week: “Hi John, I’m sorry it’s been quite late sometimes and not given it’s own post. Sadly, with the garden party upon us and the main festival to organise, not to mention our day jobs, some things have to give and the Medway Monday linky is what has suffered. I’ve still another half dozen potlatch poems to share so it will still be a footnote for a while yet. However, once they’re all done, it will go back to having its own blog post. I hope you’ll stick around for then! Jaye ”

    The ‘hosting team’ is me, and apart from the two day jobs and organizing other community stuff, I also have children. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day. My own blogs have had to take a back seat too. The Medway Monday was simply a bit a fun to bring local bloggers together, it was never meant to be a major post in itself and would have shared with something else on many occasions. I’m quite hurt by the lack of commitment comment, if I’m honest. I’ve worked darn hard over the past three years to bring what’s happening to the local community and make stuff happen myself. As for the ‘rest of us’ very few other bloggers have actually bothered and were it not for the fact that I’d paid for the linky for a year, and that I don’t give up easily, I’d have pulled the plug on it by now.

    Good luck with your own blog, John, and take care.

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