Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Before I share my little poem this week, here are a few things:
- Joy Moore shares an example of the purposeful use of mixed meter in We Belong at her blog yesterday! Thanks, Joy!
- And Kathy Temean shares the behind-the-scenes journey of We Belong here, and there’s a GIVEAWAY!!! Thank you, Kathy!
- I have already utterly failed at the Sealey Challenge. I’m hoping to do it next year. I only found out about it in late July. I wish I’d learned about it before and strategized and prepared, as Marcie Flinchum Atkins described in her fabulous post last week. But I’m applauding all of you taking part in it!
I wrote a poem based on the prompt of “just playing with” the poem “Duck,” by Valerie Worth. Here’s my quick first draft, written while riding in a car on our Duluth trip a week or two ago. Boy, aren’t I a downer. But her poem had me thinking about how much we judge people on appearances and how little we know about other people’s lives–even when those lives appear to be all unicorns and rainbows.
Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone has the Poetry Friday Roundup this week. She always has fabulous eye-popping photos and poems to share!