I’ve got a thing for benches, so I wrote a poem about them to accompany the pictures I always seem to take when I encounter a bench (before I sit on it).
A Bench is Waiting
a bench is an invitation to sit and rest to unwind to take a breath to reflect a bench is a reminder that others came before you and others will come after a bench is welcoming communal acknowledging the shared nature of a space a bench is an invitation to become one with it to let nature and the world flow around you a bench is waiting for you to give it purpose for a moment
A bench is waiting for you.
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Update in October, 2023
I’ve started joining a poetry group at D’Verse Poets Pub, and am really enjoying interacting with other poets and reading and learning from their work. There are several writing prompts each week, and even when I don’t have time to respond with a new poem, they influence my thinking. Today, I’m simply responding to an “open link night” and sharing a link to this previously published ode to benches. If you’re a poet, I encourage you to drop in at the Poets Pub and hang with the crowd there.
Here’s one more bench picture for you, taken at Cawdor Castle in the Scottish Highlands this past July. I have so many stories to share from that incredible trip. And maybe a poem or two!
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