Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Poetics – Utopia  (posted by Gospel Isoceles)


Painting by Alejandro Costas

Amaya here and maybe it’s because today was mid-term Election Day in the U.S., or it’s because of the accelerating rate at which species and forests are being wiped off the earth, or even it’s because my dog was outside chasing squirrels and the neighbor boy went to get the mail and our gentle, wouldn’t hurt a fly, nanny-of-a-dog wouldn’t stop barking at him to the point where he was frozen in fear. Whatever the reason, I’m thinking a lot today about creating different circumstances and visualizing my own version of utopia, where animals can run free and be at peace with squirrels and small children alike, etc, etc.”

“So tonight cheer me up with a poem about your personal paradise. You can choose to make a list poem, or be specific and focus on one aspect. Perhaps you’re living it and you want to highlight your optimism? Go for it. Even humor me with a parody if the idea is too wacky/hippie for you. I won’t bite. I’m just the bartender (and fresh out of the kool-aid.)”


in the morning
in the afternoon
at night
when darkness falls
over ocean water,
cooling sand in shadows.
Animals romp-barking,
snorting–playing their
games as busy birds
adorned in brilliance
build nests and trill
in trees. Breezes
sweep in scents
of native flowers ‘cross
the island–hints
of honeysuckle, whiffs
of jasmine, and lingering
lemongrass to sweeten
my days.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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15 Responses to Satopia

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    sounds Utopian to me!


  2. Gina says:

    love your ingredients Sara – all I would happily include in a blissful Utopian day – music, animals and invigorating scents


  3. lemongrass will waft all day across my inner landscape – thanks


  4. I love the score of rock’n roll to jazz


  5. SMiLeS Only If More Folks
    Can And Will See
    Heaven Now
    HeaR ReaL
    Will Be
    ReaSoNoW to
    Save It So far Away
    From A Dirt Nap of Cold Now..:)

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