Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “Shed some light on this today!”  (posted by Lillian)
“As a former English and drama high school teacher in the 1970s; with a communications major, an intense interest in language, and a strong belief in the power of words, I am always amazed at the delineation of meanings one spelling can have in the English language. I’m a bit hung up today, on this one word: s-h-e-d. She’d known all along, there was a secret in that old wood shed. And if she knew the answer, it would shed meaning on so many things! Yep. You’ve got it. The prompt for today: write a poem (any form; rhyming or not) that includes the word “shed” or a form of the word. I expect to see lots of diversity in the posts for today. Shed your inhibitions and let your imaginations run with it!”

He gave me some wood
but I had no shed

I gave him a blanket
but he had no bed

Together we built
a woodshed with bed.

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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28 Responses to Solution

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Such an interesting progression here, Sara. Well done.


  2. robtkistner says:

    This is grest Sara, from the very first sentence, I smiled!


  3. Abundance
    oF Materials
    What Does Live..:)


  4. Togetherness coming through. Love it!


  5. Together we can build all sorts of things… and live.


  6. lillian says:

    So few words….succinct in meaning. Clever short lines….and oh my….how much better the world if we could meet and share our talents and come to solutions instead of pointing out the differences and standing our own ground. So glad you posted to the prompt!


  7. 1+1 > 2… we are always better together.


  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the sharing of gifts and benefits.


  9. kanzensakura says:

    As long as we build together, we can build anything. Nicely done.


  10. jillys2016 says:

    This should be set to music – folk guitar. 🙂
    Profound, yet simple. Love it!


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