Palm Desert, CA

Here’s what I came up with based on the writing prompt I offered on yesterday’s post. I hope to see some of your work as well.

I might mention a lesson learned today about procrastination as it ties in to this poem. I had a problem with Internet access first thing today and while I was waiting for my computer-savy husband to correct it, I decided this would be a good moment to respond to my own prompt. Instead of putting e-mail and blogging at the head of my daily to-do list, isn’t it be a great idea to prioritize the creative process?


June evenings
loiter in the West—
shades of brilliant
apricot and peach
give way to mauve
then indigo
then slate.

The plaintive sighs
of wind,
the mournful cry
of dove,
languid finish
to a summer day.

3 thoughts on “Poetry–“Lingering”

  1. Lisa says:

    “the brilliant apricot”

    Ooooh, I like that.

    Your thoughts about prioritizing the creative process make a lot of sense. Something to think about more…

    ~ Lisa


  2. Ami Mattison says:

    Such a lovely poem, Victoria! I especially like all the colors of the sunset.

    As for putting our creative work first, I try to write first thing in the morning, instead of checking email. That’s not always possible, but I’ve found that it enhances not only my creativity, but makes my day a lot better.


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