Imagination and a pile of junk

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas A. Edison

imagination and a pile of junk

The junk lies all around me

But does it fit in my poem?

There are several stacks of

Unread books, stories to be told

Genealogy charts, and research

From Sweden’s icy tundra

Spilling loosely across my desk

But does it fit in my poem?

A journal from the 1890’s

Confessions of an ancestor

Crossing the American plains

Covered wagon adventures

Will they fit in my poem?

This most unusual plant

A succulent – leaves like tiny chili peppers

Dark green and growing sporadically

It couldn’t possibly

Fit in this poem, could it?

There are postcards from villages

And towns around France

Stamps for posting to Europe

And beyond

Post-it notes, pens, camera, computer cables

Glasses and more – alas, nothing bears promise

Of fitting in this poem

Imagination regrets its failure

Building junk into a poem

 

Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home in the South of France.
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12 Responses to Imagination and a pile of junk

  1. Actually it has made a very nice poem…..just don’t bury your glasses or trip over computer cables!

  2. Been there, Done that… 🙂

  3. Polly says:

    Ha! A different sort of junk from that in my poem 🙂 I like this, it’s authentic, what a poem 🙂

    • leamuse says:

      All I did was take the quote for a walk about my desk and that is where it took me. 😉 Dangerous things can happen when I get bored even for a moment and it happens all too easily… :))

  4. I love it Lea, they say you can tell a lot by the junk we carry in our handbags I bet you could do a poem just as good as this one, about that too.

    • leamuse says:

      Oh Kath, what a tease you are! 😉 All I was doing was taking the quote for a walk around the keyboard… Handbags? You never know.

  5. Im so pleased you posted this Lea! It has given me a smile on my return from the retreat. 😊 xxx

    • leamuse says:

      Welcome home! I’m so glad now that I posted it. You know that I am a sucker for smiles!!! xxx
      I think I also sent you the one that Kath challenged me to do?

  6. Just about to read it now! xxx

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