Life is full of surprises, good or bad, things we never thought would occur.
So this week I'd like you to write a poem about unexpected.
This could be an unexpected visit, present or offer. You might want to write about an unexpected object, person, feeling or situation.
Something, or someone, unexpected could be a good or a bad thing or a situation that seems one way at first but is ultimately different from what we anticipated. Just let your memory or inspiration lead you into unexpected waters.
"…to approach the stranger
Is to invite the unexpected, release a new force,
Or let the genie out of the bottle.
It is to start a train of events
Beyond your control…"
T.S. Eliot (The Cocktail Party)
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty
of lives and whole towns destroyed or about
to be. We are not wise, and not very often
kind. And much can never be redeemed.
Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this
is its way of fighting back, that sometimes
something happens better than all the riches
or power in the world. It could be anything,
but very likely you notice it in the instant
when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the
case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid
of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
After writing your poem, post your link below. And in the spirit of community, visit others as well.