Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
This month, Tanita came up with our challenge: a poem in the style of Marilyn Nelson’s “Minor Miracle,” about a small, miraculous thing you have seen or known. I’ll wait here while you read Marilyn’s stunning poem.
All finished? So, although I’ve tried on different poets’ styles here, I just couldn’t this time. When I tried a prose poem, mine just came out totally flat. But, having gotten Tanita’s reassurance that it was more about the theme of the poem than the actual writing style, I stumbled forward.
Here’s what I wrote about my experience having lunch with asylum seekers last year overseas. I couldn’t remember all the details of the food, so a few are changed. But the feelings of utter inadequacy that we couldn’t help in any real way and the graciousness of our hosts…those are 100% accurate.
I’m looking forward to seeing what my Poetry Sisters have come up with–right along with you guys!
And Sara’s daughter Rebecca is joining us this year (but next month)! Welcome, Rebecca!
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
And for all the Poetry Friday goodness, visit the Poetry Friday Roundup, hosted this week by Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference.