to make the leap from grey matter
to tapping finger tips on keys
“It’s because of Mercury”
“the planet is retrograde”
“that makes it a poor time for all forms of communication”
thank the planetary gods
it’s NOT my muse gone mute
Their list is long ~
a lengthy scroll of do nots that would stretch to the height
of a stand
should it be dropped from their crowns
“do not make verbal agreements or
“begin a new job
“do not start a project,
“sign a contract,
“do not buy, do not lease, do not hire a new vet*(rinarian)”
(I’d add a footnote here*
DO NOT make sad attempts at rhyming…not ever
Mercury is, indeed, retrograde
They might forgive you then,
for your reprehensible attempt at writing poetry,
that when this planet goes retro
it is a time
[you can fill in the blank].
But, alas, more than likely
And that, dear Reader, is my poem to
resilience re-silly-ence. It may not adhere to the definition of an ode, but hey, Mercury is retrograde, after all. Let’s just leave it at that and reconvene next week when the planet goes direct and sanity returns…at least until the 20th of January, anyway 😦
Is it only me, or have you felt the effects of this phenomenon since mid-December, too?
On wing-ed tootsies, did your Ode fly to my box of in.
I am no bard – to claim that epithet would be a sin.
But I know what I like, and whether serious or in jest,
any poetic offering that makes me smile I love the best.
🙂 🙂 🙂 You, dear Lyn, are now my idol!
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LOL you’re easily pleased 😀
Time to reawaken, rebalance, refocus and to create. Love the trees! 🙂
Indeed. And the photo is thanks to our little outing. We’ll have to do it again sometime 😉
I thought I recognized the trees. And I agree, we’ll have to do it again soon!
There’s a phenomenon I missed? Anyway, your poem is an exemplar of re-silly-ence and your bouncy approach to the muse most amusing!
Thank you, oh wonderful wordsmithess!
Dear Donna, I love your Ode. And I have a running joke with a friend about Mercury Retrograde, so I had to laugh a lot. Thank you!
🙂 thank you too Annina!
Thanks for enlightening me 🙂
Wonderful!! It did not stink! What writer wouldn’t be able to relate? Thank you for your interest in my blog. I am very glad that it brought me here!
Oh, you are too kind. Your blog is awesome, Angie – a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. It’s fascinating being able to tag along as she makes her way through life. It makes me think of my own who would be about her age if she were still alive ❤
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Now you are being too kind! I’m glad you enjoy it and I’m thrilled to have you along for the ride!