In my initial drafts I pretty much failed this challenge as it related to theme, but I did manage a few relative to form. I did write a skinny poem for my mom earlier this week with a reference to spring. You can read it in Monday's post NPM 2020 - From the Window. I did finally sit down to write at least one on point. Here are several offerings.
I come from
I come from.
My favorite flowers are
are my favorite flowers.
My heart breaks
breaks my heart
You can read the pieces written by my Poetry Sisters at the links below.
- Tanita Davis
- Rebecca Holmes
- Sara Lewis Holmes
- Kelly Ramsdell
- Laura Purdie Salas
- Liz Garton Scanlon
- Andi Sibley
These are wonderful, Tricia. 1 is stunning, but 2 also really resonated, as tulips are my favorite, as well. And were my mom's, so they have extra meaning. And, sadly, I could relate to 3, too. Can you imagine living now without technology connections?ReplyDelete
Lovely imagery of the tulips. And I think you've gotten theme just fine, although I honestly am not sure foresight in this world is even a thing anymore...ReplyDelete
Your one for your mom is achingly lovely. And I LOVE tulips too---they really don't last at all, but I still love them so much.ReplyDelete
I love skinny poems, that choosing of the best 'repeating' word, & the weaving around it. Each one's a lovely snapshot, Tricia.ReplyDelete
These are delightful - even the one about the pandemic made me smile with its rightness for the times. I didn't know this form but think I'll be playing with it soon.ReplyDelete
Skinny poems are a fun form to play with. Your first one, for your mom is lovely. The second, about tulips is relatable. And your third, is spot on:ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing these! :)
I love the way a skinny poem can say so much in just a short burst down the page. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow! These are fabulous. I've tried writing a few skinny poems, and find them so difficult. When they work, they can say so much in so few words.ReplyDelete
Tulips are one of my favorites too. I love the way you combine the show off with the coming of Spring - complex as always!ReplyDelete