SOLSC 2014: Learning Patience

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It’s Tuesday and time to share our slices at Two Writing Teachers.

When I announced a blog break two weeks ago, I seriously thought it would be longer. And at the end of last week, I wondered would I ever feel like writing again. But the post surgery and anesthesia fog along with pain meds has lifted and I found myself thinking about writing.

Patience

I
can wait
for the child
book wandering
for an adventure.
Me? Corseted like a
medieval wench, shoulder bound,
patience escapes in the night fog.
By the open window, the child reads.
My eyes close, my breath whispers, “patience.”

© 2014 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved

Patience is my lesson this summer. Believe is my OLW but patience is my big learning opportunity.

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10 Responses to SOLSC 2014: Learning Patience

  1. Patience is a lesson I need to be reminded of constantly. You would think by now it would have sunk in. Beautiful poem, Jone– I send you wishes for speedy healing.

  2. Jone, you captured post surgery so poetically: Corseted like a medieval wench, shoulder bound,
    patience escapes in the night fog. I remember those long nights after knee replacement a year ago. Patience is a virtue!

  3. Monica says:

    Wonderful poem, Jone. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” Aristotle.

  4. So hard to be patient with ourselves–and you’ve captured this so well!

  5. Wilcox Carol says:

    Like everyone else, I’m surprised to see you writing again soooo soon! Welcome back. I probably shouldn’t tell you I really HATE those patience lessons! So hard! Hang in there!

  6. maryleehahn says:

    I’m amazed to see you back so soon. Writing will help you heal!

    Greetings from VT. We are here on vacation — fly fishing.

    • macrush53 says:

      Have fun in VT. I am surprised that I a writing however, it’s one small thing I can do in the universe now of what I can’t do.

  7. Amy Boyden says:

    something just ‘right’ about this poem. thank you for sharing. Linda said, “and yearning too” and that might be what I am feeling from this too. . .

  8. Linda Baie says:

    So really, believing in patience is a path, isn’t it? Love that you’re writing, Jone. This is lovely, and yearning too.

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