Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting

Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting
April showers bring May flowers

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

reward is in the writing

Rejection and Reward (June 2009)

It was a spiffing bit of poetry.
Rhyming lines and bouncing
rhythms. It was about my wee
Alice who when just a babe,
bubbling bubbles would rock
herself to sleep.

Startling images and rich assonance
it held. Meaning seeped up
from colourful words, reverence
for darling daughter peeped
out from stanzas, beats and feet.

Oh woe that my reader should
reject this wonderful piece.
See what you're missing; if only
you could I shouted to the heavens
in Greece. Reward lies in the writing,
that's the feat !

©Susan Baury Rouchard


  1. Writing does provide great rewards to the writer, but, oh, how great the rewards when we know we've been read, at least somewhat understood, and appreciated. It's the goal that keeps me writing.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

  2. Thanks for your comment Arlee.
    So what did you think of the poem ? Did you enjoy it ? Any feedback welcome !
    Have a pleasant day.


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