NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 5/30:Take-a-line Tuesdays

2016 NaPoWriMo

kindnewwHeart found at Rockaway Beach, OR

The poems each Tuesday are inspired by a line from other poems.  Today’s line is from the poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, “Kindness”.

“Before you know what kindness is
you must lose things.”
~Naomi Shihab Nye

Not the tangibles
like keys,
or a glass slipper.

Instead lose
a loved one,
or indifference.

the smile of the homeless
at the offer of socks,
or a meal.

Kindness found.

©Jone Rush MacCulloch

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5 Responses to NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 5/30:Take-a-line Tuesdays

  1. cvarsalona says:

    Lovely shaped heart rock. I never saw one before but heard others speak of them. The poem follows suit. Words that stand out to me tangibles, entitlement, offer. I’m am next in line for the passing of the Progressive Poem torch. I am a bit nervous about the event so I can’t wait for others to send me their comments.

  2. Linda Baie says:

    Beautifully crafted, Jone. I like that idea of losing “entitlement” and “indifference”, just right.

  3. Dana Murphy says:

    Love this – I love the opening stanza, especially the reference to a glass slipper. And the ending line was very powerful. Well done!

  4. Janet F. says:

    I think your poem is a really heartfelt one and shows what kindness really is.

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