Having Fun

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Fun
Can you list 10 ways you have fun?  (posted by Susan)

“And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct.” ― Hafiz

Warm day for running
on sand near shore-
line. Bliss is mine.
Shells sparkle waiting
to be collected.

Cold day.  Sitting
by a crackling fireplace
sipping hot chocolate with
marshmallows and/or rum
for fun.

Sun streams in, caresses
my shoulder as I write.
One dog on left, one
on right.

In kitchen, scents of
cinnamon, ginger. Baking
a crumb cake–mostly crumb.

I’m hooked. Cannot stop
reading this book. Chapter
after chapter – just one
more . . . or four.

Hand me that weekend
crossword puzzle. I will
curl up with it, probably
curse at some point, nose
out of joint from obscure
clues, yet loving it.

Sketching in pencil is
both fun and frustrating.
Draw, erase, draw, erase.
Never know if the sketch
is truly done.

Sitting in meditation
class where questions
and discussions play
a role. Then comes
that stillness. Everyone’s
breath echoes. I want
to keep my eyes closed,
stay in that moment.

Serving a meal I have
prepared to people
who love to eat. Laughing
at past adventures,
and at ourselves.

A clear day–perfect for
a long walk, watching
scampering squirrels,
listening to birds
sing–a concert
just for me.


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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20 Responses to Having Fun

  1. susanstoo says:

    All these wonderful moments in images! Sure puts life in perspective, doesn’t it?


  2. Each stanza sounds like a perfect day to me!


  3. Marja says:

    oh a wonderful poem about such delightful moments


  4. Sumana Roy says:

    Love all the fun moments here.


  5. oldegg says:

    Life is so good as you describe it. A delightful read.


  6. kim881 says:

    I was with you and enjoying every stanza, Sara!


  7. Few things are as fun as to be hooked, completely taken by a book (or 3).


  8. Just Barry says:

    Your fun is rejuvenating, invigorating, and quite fulfilling. Each stanza rings as a day well spent.


  9. Khaya Ronkainen says:

    So many ways to have fun. A really beautiful poem!


  10. gillena cox says:

    So many beautiful servings of fun in uour poem.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog Sara



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