I know it is still a full 29 days away from New Year’s Eve, but I figure if I start making resolutions now, it will be that much more painless when New Year’s Eve finally does arrive. So here is my first one:
2010 Resolution #1: To participate regularly in the Wednesdays poetry prompts on the Poetic Asides blog (as well as continuing the take the April and November PAD challenges).
The best thing about resolutions is when you actually meet them, so in that spirit, here is today’s poem:
Prompt: “…write a climbing poem.”
So many choices presented themselves, I almost didn’t know where to begin! This prompt is surely one to come back to. I immediately thought of climbing the ladder of success, a plane climbing in the sky, the mercury climbing (on an old thermometer!), climbing a ladder in Chutes & Ladders (now why did I always seem to get the chutes?), and climbing the rope in PE class in elementary school, but the most abiding image for me was Jack climbing the beanstalk.
Would I too have climbed
Had the opportunity