When I saw the prompt for Day 14 – write a san san poem – I didn’t even attempt to do it. It seemed too complicated, and I didn’t have time for complicated! It’s a Chinese form that uses 3 repetitions of 3 terms or images, arranged in 8 lines which rhyme a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d
But after a couple of days, the following 3 phrases popped into my head
a free day nothing to do be myself
I need a free day with nothing to do but rest
and be myself. To do as I please with a free day
having nothing to do, no deadlines, no plan,
only a hope to be myself and to do my best
no matter if I spend that time on work or play.
But how can I steal a free day with nothing to do
when my conscience nags me to do all I can?
I need to learn to be myself, be something new.
Day 15’s prompt was: a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles
Again, I needed more than one day to even come up with an idea for a poem, let alone write it!
The Power of Two
Two is an even number
that smoothes out the oddness of one,
and makes a stable centre
for three, four, five and the rest.
Like yin and yang, night and day,
twos hold opposites, reflections
reversed no matter which way
they may be twisted or turned.
Two is a magic symbol
to bring good luck, make dreams come true,
to summon a miracle,
and even bind me with you.