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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Thursday, November 29, 2012

My sister horse I cannot break. 
Tame is her camouflage 
for a force of nature waking.
She is wind around my house.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

He flies above me,
in his loaded airplane
with a loaned vision from someone else,
not me, not me at all.
He cannot shoot me anymore,
demand I sacrifice myself,
or throw my poems and flowers,
my songs and dreams into fire,
his fire...

love cannot burn.

How can one from afar examine,
know a human heart?
I sing everywhere
Mending my childhood wounds.
You, with false assumptions,
are not in the sky.
The sky I love.
You are in your made up world
and know nothing of me.



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Her record spins,
head to tale,
head to tale,
the same.
Real or a hallucination,
it is memorized and wept well -
deep as a dream drawn,
drunk again in telling.
I listen closely, trying to be 
the still, small voice,
and if allowed,
I stop the turning,
lifting the needle for one sweet, 
spacious moment.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Air is approaching
as I look for something
beautiful to give to you.
Air is beautiful.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

i've been a no show
on my favorite stage
a no ink
on the sacred page
standing up my prayer
so the man i love
gave me today
pencils and pens
a perfect bouquet
i pray

Monday, November 5, 2012

Four minutes to start and finish
four lines.  Two. Thinking about -
one - voting for Obama tomorrow
 and his win as I start my new job!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Singing songs by Loreena McKennitt,
Blackbird by the Beatles, Blue by me,
Bach's Prelude in C Major like Bobbie McFerrin
suggested. I am golden and in love.