Write a poem of any length incorporating every word from your latest Facebook status.
I don’t think I’ve posted a Facebook status in years, actually. So today’s challenge doesn’t make sense for me to do.
I think I’ll take a break from writing poetry now and leave you with a poem by Rumi instead…
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.