Friday, January 15, 2010

Getting Ready - a "firsts" poem/a first dance poem

The poetry stretch at The Miss Rumphius Effect this week was to write a poem about "firsts." Here's what I came up with, originally left as a comment there, now with an actual title and everything.

Getting Ready
Gregory K.

Hands shake.
Knees quake.
Smile too wide.
Tongue? Tied.
Teeth brushed.
Breathe rushed.
Mirror glance.
First dance.

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Mary Lee said...

You captured the nervousness perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Great reponse to that prompt!

Karen Edmisten said...

Oh, so cute. I thought maybe it was me, getting ready for public speaking. :)

Anonymous said...

Nice Gregory! I have a poetry friday thingee on my blog today, too. Glad to see I'm in good company! :)


Jet Harrington said...

every word
exactly right

you have captured
the moment's fright

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Hey, I really liked this - and also liked how it skewed a bit older, a bit more junior high.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Gave a great sense of the anticipation of a first date....Well done!

Terry Doherty said...

I thought the same thing Karen did: public speaking. You nailed it whatever the *first*

Susan Taylor Brown said...

A perfectly captured "first" moment.. Thanks for sharing.

laurasalas said...

Love this, Gregory!

Tongue? Tied.


Barbara Nimmo said...

I really appreciate for sharing an amazing post about getting ready...

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