(319) Pen Song

This is today’s mentor poem, found in the New York Times Magazine:

Fall Song  by Joy Harjo
It is a dark fall day.
The earth is slightly damp with rain.
I hear a jay.
The cry is blue.
I have found you in the story again.
Is there another word for ‘‘divine’’?
I need a song that will keep sky open in my mind.
If I think behind me, I might break.
If I think forward, I lose now.
Forever will be a day like this
Strung perfectly on the necklace of days.
Slightly overcast
Yellow leaves
Your jacket hanging in the hallway
Next to mine.

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I wanted mine to be switched up a bit — not follow the same nature to domestic reality pattern. At first I called it “Blog Song,” but soon my pen took over.

Pen Song  by Helen Sadler

It is another writing day

My pen glides smoothly across the page

I hear my words

They cry “Dull!”

I am seeking a story again.

Is there another word for “bewildered”?

I need a song that will keep the sky open in my mind.

If I think of the past, I yawn.

If I think of the future, I idealize.

Forever will be a Sunday

Never quite being what I want it to be.

Gray. Just gray.

Declining water line.

My pen slowly running out of ink

and patience with me.

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