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.
© 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Claudia Callaghan
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Zucchini bread and eggplant on my
  doorstep and brightest, garden hues
vased on my dining room table from you.
  My kitchen and dining room are happy!
You leave your embrace, kind,
verdant piano leaves, and flowers -
a red rose, purple tall larkspur, alstroemeria,
  lilies, pink aster - and your eggplant,
and hand made bread self behind for me.

I'd rather you hid me in your suitcase! -
  than see vicariously Greece and Turkey,
unable to breathe Mediterranean air.

I wish to stroll ancient streets
 with you and Liana, seeking
to know brilliant faces and places,
  to bring part of the another side
of the world home and leaving
  lilies, purple larkspur, pink aster,
alstroemeria, red roses and verdant,
  kind, piano leaves of ourselves behind.

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