Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I’ve been dealing with some back pain–what the heck? I’ve never had back pain and don’t have any idea what I’ve done. But anyway, I was soaking in a steaming hot bathtub last week and totally flaked on the live write for the Poetry Princesses. Ugh. I missed them!
But Monday, I took a few minutes and wrote a first draft of a cascade poem. I’d never heard of a cascade poem before, but I think it’s an interesting and flexible form.
My husband, Randy, is always showing me great images from the Facebook Group, Historic Photographs. They share public domain images, and they’re amazing. He had shown me the below image on Sunday, and I decided to merge that image with the yearlong lens of transformation that the Poetry Princesses are embracing. Isn’t that kid’s expression priceless?
Here’s what I came up with as I thought about how mending and fixing things often comes at the cost of some discomfort.
Next month, we’re doing ekphrastic poems, so find an image and be inspired by that! We’ll be posting and sharing on Feb. 24 (#poetrypals if you share on social media).
[ETA: Well, heck, I used the wrong template for this post, and I have no links to my Poetry Sisters. It’s been that kind of a week.]
I’m sure there will be many more thoughtful poetry posts than mine if you check out the Poetry Friday Roundup with the kind and creative Jan Annino!