Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia

All poems on this blog, unless noted, are written by Claudia Callaghan.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011


Upon blank pages
something ancient rages
I do not want to write of.
The good news is
changes come
in stages
with desire.

If change is history,
desire must surpass
histories roarings.
If change is cooking
a ten chocolate cake,
desire must surpass
last weeks uneatable two,
by eight.

If I stay the Coyote
and you the Road Runner
or you, the Coyote,
and I the Road Runner,
no matter how much love
we also experience
our evolution will end.
Our descendants will never fly,
swim under water with gills,
be able to walk through walls,
inhabit the moon,
or live on earth peacefully
loving our neighbors
as ourselves where all life
has what is needed
to uniquely grow.

Upon blank pages
something ancient rages
I detest to write of:
Bad changes usually
come in stages,
with desire
that ends in

I choose to surpass
my cake by eight
and history before
it's to late.
What do you choose?

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