Blank Space

Blank Space

A Poem by D Connolly
"

I notice random things & turn them into philosophy

"

With the new year, I removed the calendar from my wall

And now the space looks so empty and bare

In spite of the urge I feel to fill the void immediately,

I will sit with these emotions and reflect...

Understanding that emptying does not require refilling



© 2017 D Connolly



Author's Note

D Connolly
I am experimenting with "poems" that don't rhyme or have any rhythm. Not sure how I feel about it.

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consider the experiment a success. embrace the free form poetry. it will set you free, as it has here

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D Connolly

4 Months Ago

thank-you Ranger :)
Love, love, love this! This is exactly what I needed to read today! Thank you for that! Amazing, powerful piece! The ending is so on point. This one is easily one of my favorite poems :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

wow, thank-you Gullia! I'm glad you found it today
Giullia King

1 Year Ago

I'm so happy I did! :)
Had to reread this after going back over your poems. Still a blank space..Kathie

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you Kathie
Absolutely wonderful ... and very wise :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you Hebe
It still works. Not always required to rhyme. Although there is still a hint of rhythm, even if it was not intended.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you Chris
Chris A Jones

1 Year Ago

you are welcome
A fair bit of wisdom, the filling requires careful thought and planning. Too often we leap and that's fun too but can be highly inefficient!

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

And makes us feel more empty too :)
Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

yeah, instant gratification is definitely not lasting and sometimes makes you feel worse. I can def.. read more
I sometimes write in blank verse in order not to be too restricted with language, but I have to maintain some sort of rhythm, otherwise I feel it is prose, not poetry. Just my personal taste and opinion, .
I thought this poem conveyed the message very accurately and sensibly, however, so I may have to change my views:-)

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you Norman, I prefer my poems to be more structured and deliberate, but there's nothing wrong .. read more
A deep, reflective piece of poetical writing, D. Connolly, I love it. There actually are fine poetry which has not rhyme or rhythm. Although rhythm does have it's place.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you Jerry
I've been doing a similar thing myself but I think it works well here. It's quite poignant at the end and made me think.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you dolce
Got me thinking about life in a very retrospective way and then I realized that even though its a new year and I feel this emptiness that I've felt in a long time. It's time to move on to new things and experiences. The piece is actually pretty therapeutic. Thank you for this write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you Keegan, I'm glad :) I will look at your writing too

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