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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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Jim emailed me a jewel
about creating self
with an I love you,
reminding me of Sarie's
sayings she gave me,
pictured around the house -
one from Winston Churchill,
"Never, never, never give up"
magneted, residing over kitchen
life, over potatoes baking,
Pakrikash sautéing, stirring apple sauce,
adding cardamom, sipping deep red wine,
conversations.  Conversations.
I gave the jewel to Michael,
with an I love you,
because of Liana's brilliance
unknown to herself.
I love words of Amy Cuddy,
residing over our seeded ground,
growing, green leaves rising to the sun,
one by one, posing proud.
Her wisdom?
"You are supposed to be here!
You're going to fake it,
You're going to do it and do it and do it,
not just till you make it, but until you
become it...until you become it.
You're going to make yourself powerful..."
My dear brother, sending me jewels
of self creation, I am listening.

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