Thursday, August 26, 2021

Perfect Pastime

My daughter Sienna & her fiancĂ© Mahmoud. 

Photo by Amy Soto

Recently, I purchased a puzzle and set it out on my dining room table.  I'm not much of a puzzler, as they tend to frustrate me, rather than relax me.  I know, though, that both of my college age girls enjoy them  So, now whenever they are home (neither one lives at home), they sit at the dining room table to work on the puzzle, allowing us extra time for chatting and catching up!  When I sat with my daughter, Sarah (not pictured),as she worked on the puzzle,  my mind began to brainstorm words and phrases that eventually became my poem below.  

Perfect Pastime 

puzzlers gather

working together 

pouring over 


puzzle pieces

pondering positions


pushing pieces 


colors and shapes blend 

over time  

promising a picture 

Amy Soto

I try to keep an open mind when it comes to my writing.  I am always on the lookout for writing topics and have realized that sometimes, what seems to be ordinary, can in fact, be extraordinary writing inspiration. 

Today's Poetry Friday roundup is being hosted by Elisabeth at Unexpected Intersections.  Check her blog for lots more poetry fun!

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