"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Sunday, April 22, 2012


If I marked off a square inch
and counted the grass,
multiplied by 144
to get the blades in a square foot,
then measured the front yard,
length and width,
multiplied those
(subtract the driveway),
and multiplied again by the previous total,

that would be a big number.
And a lot of multiplying
(the dandelions have been doing that too).
So maybe I'd just better mow the lawn
and not think about the size of the job.

~ Tamary Shoemaker
(From a prompt at NaPoWriMo to write a poem about a plant.)

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