Friday, December 06, 2019

Poetry Sisters Write With/In Gratitude

In this final month of the year, our challenge was to write a poem of gratitude in any form. I've been pondering favorite lines  of poetry  and  using them to write my own  poems, so today I'm sharing  a golden shovel that uses a line from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot.

A Golden Shovel for My Poetry Sisters

This is beyond me, myself, and I.
We are friends who have
been tested and measured 
by all that life can throw at us. Out 
of affection and gratitude for my 
sisters, I declare that this life 
would not be the same with-
out you. I am the tea to your coffee,
you are the forks to my spoons.

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2019. All rights reserved.

You can read the poems written by my poetry sisters at the links below.
Tanita Davis
Sara Lewis Holmes
Rebecca Holmes
Kelly Ramsdell
Laura Purdie Salas
Liz Garton Scanlon
Andi Sibley

I do hope you'll take some time to check out all the wonderful poetic things being shared and collected today by Tanita Davis at fiction, instead of lies. Happy poetry Friday friends!


  1. Oh, Tricia!
    What a GREAT idea. Tabatha Yeats did a bio poem this week based on one Langston Hughes did, and I thought that, along with the Golden Shovel form, that's going to be my pick for a poem form for next year. I love how you wove us into a poem.

  2. Tricia, this made me cry. My life is always so scattered with freelance stuff and writing, plus family. And yet I'm surrounded by so many amazing people, like all our poetry sisterhood, who I would really like to get to know more deeply. We HAVE been through a lot together, and what a wonderful poem to celebrate that. in-person retreat for all of us together.

  3. I am glad to measure out my life, year after year, with you and my dear poetry sisters. xo Sara