Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Poets United Mid-Week Motif ~ Hunger



“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”                                                                                                  ― Mother Teresa


Today's Motif: Hunger 

What do you yearn for?  Write from another perspective than your own if you wish, but m
ake us feel the hunger.



“I seek to be moved, my imagination reborn.
  Let me feast on poems that feed my hunger.” 
                                                                                             ― Susie Clevenger


"I hunger for your sleek laugh, 

your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond. 

                                                                                          ― Pablo Neruda

         “There are people in the world so hungry, 
            that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
                                                                                         ― Mahatma Gandhi



Please:
  1. Post a hunger poem on your site and then link it here.
  2. Share only original and new work written for this challenge. 
  3. Honor our community by visiting and commenting on others' poems.

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23 comments:

  1. Good morning! I just read the first 4 ~brilliant poems~ and will be back this afternoon for more! You move me, Poets United.

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  2. I really wanted to write a poem about hunger but I just wasn't feeling it this morning. I'm missing my girl, that's what I'm feeling, so that's what I'm writing about. Maybe I'll address hunger the next time.

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    1. Missing is also hunger. So glad you posted this!

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  3. Susan, I'm loving your mid-week motifs... thanks, and have a great day everyone!

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    1. You too, Laurie. Thank you so very much!

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    1. Kalpana, I would like to be able to comment on your poem, but I don't comment when someone uses the Google-Plus format, as I do not know where the comments go. Sorry.

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    2. I didn't see where to comment of your posting, so I am putting a few thoughts here. I enjoyed your poem--though I read the last line of the first stanza as "contented" and the "he" in the second stanza as a different he than the King. But then, what if it were two parts of the same entity, ouroboric-like hungering to live, die, and kill? oooo!

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  5. Such an apt topic this particular week, Susan. I am pretty happy today about the story I told in my poem. Will make my rounds now, with alacrity! Susan, I, too, am loving Mid-Week Motif. You always offer a prompt that inspires me.

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    1. LOVE the story, the possibility, the woman on both sides of the ocean willing to act on her hunger.

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  6. Susan,

    My daily bread arrives in the form of words from a friend:)
    Loved the scope for thought with this prompt Susan. Bread from all sources....

    Eileen

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    1. Thank you, Eileen, for sharing that daily feast. It takes so little sometimes.

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  7. Thank you, Susan for the theme. I was inspired by many things today, so there are a mix...

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    1. I just came from your poem, which took me far. (Don't laugh)

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  8. Alright, Susan... I added an odd little piece that demanded its own expression. Obtuse? Me? You bet!

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    1. Haha! Is tweet, then, your preferred form? Hunger Games is pretty acute!

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  9. Susan, I am enjoying these prompts.

    http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/teenage-pain/

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    1. Thank you. Your response to the challenge is wonderful.

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  10. Bedtime for me. Poems of depth. Keep them coming. I'll catch up with you around noon tomorrow.

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  11. Thanks for the prompt....insomnia prefers brevity it seems

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    1. Wow! Sorry about the insomnia, Susie, I hope these poems feed your hunger.

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  12. Tks! for the prompt. as always, far behind the trail...will catch up!

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    1. Glad to see you here! (I'm not closing the door.)

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