I had the idea of writing poems the ways children are asked to do at primary school. They choose a colour or an emotion or an idea and write simple poems around the one word. Like 'blue' or 'caterpillar'.
These are about sounds I like. I wanted to use simple and onomatopoeic language to convey impressions rather than larger ideas.
I think I like the humility of small sounds doing useful things.
Here we go:
The long zip zings
and the outdoors.
It is so delicious I do it again.
Each opening and closing
a tiny hint
In the beginning we waited as the whirr and screech
did its fussy little work.
Something alchemical happened in the ether -
And then -
The weights I ease to rest in their cradles
self satisfied -
a little smirk.
A moment conquered.