Anmol (HA) is the host of dVerse today. Anmol says:
For The Tuesday Poetics, I am, therefore, asking you all to explore geography in your poems. There are different ways of going about it — you can explore and inculcate the various subjects that are a part of the study of geography like meteorology, climatology, ecology, environment, culture, population, development, and human-nature relationship; you can write about your city/state/province/region; you can combine different elements and ideas and map out your own geography of who you are and where you stand, etc. It’s quite open-ended and I hope you all would have a lot of fun writing on this theme. Once you have published your poem, add it in the linking widget down below and do not forget to visit and read others and share your thoughts with them. I wish you a wonderfully poetic week ahead. See you on the trail!
The idea of geography and how it shapes a person, I was reminded of a book I read way back when it came out in 1993, called, “Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World,” by Scott Russell Sanders. Forever fantasizing about world travel, the reality is I’ve never gone far from where I was born for long. Staying put suits me. It means I’m in a comfortable bubble, far from the turmoil that networks our planet, but it suits me.
My offering is in nonet form. The nonet poetic form is simple. It’s a 9-line poem that has 9 syllables in the first line, 8 syllables in the second line, 7 syllables in the third line, and continues to count down to one syllable in the final (ninth) line. Also THANKS go to Sabio Lantz. I re-typed the poem in WP holding shift+control while hitting enter and it allowed single spacing! Yay! Very much appreciated editing info!!!
Humans are meant to roam the earth and
many do, in varied amounts.
But those who choose to stay put
find wonder in small things:
bluebirds soon return