five fingers on each hand
five finger exercise spans
hard piano keys
to play
her favourite tune

chocolate finger biscuits
licking each finger clean
a wave of fingers
as she walks away

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Image result for paintings and illustrations of children playing piano
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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads NaPoWriMo A list with a twist

Izy’s our host today with an Out of Standard challenge to keep the momentum going as the end of April approaches: a common form called the list poem, with a teeny twist to it just to keep things interesting. She says that a list poem is simply that: a list or inventory of items, people, places, or ideas, often involving repetition. From Walt Whitman to Dr. Seuss, poets have used the list format as a way to break free of traditional expectations.

Our challenge is to write a list poem of five.  Five of anything.

32 thoughts on “Five

  1. You’ve really pulled on some heart strings, here. Loved the balance of observation and imagery. Especially, the small fingers on the hard piano keys. Well done and viva la! Thanks for sharing this one!

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  2. That was fun, Kim. Kind of reminds me of my kids when they took piano lessons. I took the at an older age, wouldn’t be chocolate on my fingers.

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