As we grow older, we cling to the familiarity of rooms.
We are apprehensive of black holes that swallow words, details that snag.
But occasionally, the intellect’s lens voluntarily zooms.
Don’t you love it whenever your brain lets a feline out of the bag!

Kim M. Russell, 3rd April 2023

Image by Milad Fakurian on Unsplash

Today is day three of NaPoWriMo. It is also Quadrille Monday at the dVerse Poets Pub and we are writing zoom quadrilles with De, poems of 44 words, not counting the title, and including one word provide by our host: ZOOM.

De says that, back in the day, zoom was simply an onomatopoeia and something we might find in the pages of a comic book. But, in 2020, that changed, when all our meetings, classrooms, and even family interactions went online for a time. It’s also a word used in common camera phraseology.

Our example poem is ‘Zoom; by Simon Armitage, together with a link for further poetic inspiration from Poetry Soup.

I thought I’d try a quatrain of American sentences.


22 thoughts on “Forgetfulness

      1. I understand that perfectly. I don’t know if you have migraines, but I find it impossible to get the words out in speech. Writing is no problem, but there’s a disfunction in whatever electric impulse links brain and tongue.

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