This form scared me. Couple that fear with a hellacious work schedule as of late, and that meant I had no poems the afternoon before posting. So, I was poem-less, but promised I'd try my hand at this form. Here are several first drafts of poems I whipped up just in the nick of time.
A poem is a prayer
prayer is a poem
My numbers don't lie
don't number my lies
Carefully chosen words
words carefully chosen
Traveling through time:
traveling through time.
You can read the pieces written by my Poetry Sisters at the links below. Liz and Sara hope to have poems in the next week or so.
- Tanita Davis
- Rebecca Holmes
- Kelly Ramsdell
- Laura Purdie Salas
- Andi Sibley
Oooh, Tricia, I'm so glad you pulled a few out of the hat (or somewhere!). I especially like 2 and 4. So much truth in both of them, despite how different they are.ReplyDelete
See, THIS is what I'm saying - people can slide in at the last minute with a Skinny and still blow readers out of the water. I feel like your facility with this form outstrips mine by far! I especially love the concept of a poem as a prayer.ReplyDelete
Candles lit for YOU and your crazy schedule by the by. You will come THROUGH.
I love when the Poetry Sisters get to posting!ReplyDelete
I love how your skinnys are so much about language, and say so much with so few words. I keep going back to the first one... "a poem is a prayer, a prayer is a poem". Yes.ReplyDelete
"triumphant metaphorical wonder" that's what your skinny poems are!ReplyDelete
I like how the meaning of "one" changed in #4! Well done!ReplyDelete
My favorite is definitely the last one (I can't resist the Doctor), but all of these are good. I wish I could write this form as well.ReplyDelete
Yes, number 4 captured me–I love time-travel!ReplyDelete