Silver rain falls in stinging skewers as I traipse beneath street lamps. Their warm glow tosses haloes over my head like ideas for poems. I hunch, cross my arms over my Shetland wool sweater. It's not that I'm against the pyramid-slant of the watery slashes, the wrong words that splat randomly on the empty page. I just wonder why the reams of water in this cold air aren't snowflakes sprinkled like powdered sugar, a smattering of white freckles on my florid cheeks, pearl-like words on a blank blushing page.
“POETRY” Invitation: I invite you to write a poem of any poetic form on your own blog about a particular travel destination. Or you can write about travel in general. Concentrate on any intention you set for your poetry.
This poem is not necessarily related to travel, but it could be an expression of our journey through life and how we seek to capture it in words. To be honest, I ran out of time before I was scheduled to travel on my Canyon & Cactus Road trip, so I used a poem I wrote a long time ago. 🙂
You can either set your own poetic intentions, or use one of the prompts I’ve listed on this page: writing prompts: poetry. (This page is a work in process). You can also include photos, of course.
Include the link in the comments below by Thursday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m. EST. When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, December 4, I’ll include your links in that post.
This will be an ongoing invitation, on the first Friday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time.
I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!
I don’t get poetic too often, Cathy, but i love the street lamps tossing haloes and the pyramid slant of the wrong words. 🙂 🙂 And I know you’ve been having a good time on the latest jaunt.
Thanks, Jo. Yes, I just got home yesterday from my very extensive trip. It was loads of fun, except for my continual irritation at the anti-maskers!
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