My challenge was to respond to Laura's poem about the comfort offered to us by animals, in this case, a horse named Mae. Laura's poem was so vivid, I could see myself approaching Mae in the cold and snow, eventually taking in her warmth. You can read Laura's poem at Mae's Wall of Warmth.
I generally do better with these monthly exercises when I have a form and/or topic, and this time I had both. Honestly, if you look at these pictures of me from childhood, you'll understand why I was thrilled to write in response to Laura's poem.
Midnight haunts my dreams
my brother's sturdy pony
walking through the snow
bridle-led he carries me
from barn to field and back again.
Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2018. All rights reserved.
You can read the tanka written written by my poetry sisters at the links below.
- Tanita Davis, writing to Kelly's poem
- Kelly Fineman, writing to Sara's poem
- Sara Lewis Holmes, writing to Liz's poem
- Laura Purdie Salas, writing to Tanita's poem
- Liz Garton Scanlon, writing to my poem
I do hope you'll take some time to check out all the wonderful poetic things being shared and collected today by Donna at Mainely Write. Happy poetry Friday friends.