Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
This month, we wrote poems inspired by the very cool pinata art of Roberto Benevidez. If you go here and scroll down, you’ll see the horse art that I wrote to. Oh, or here’s his IG post with it!
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Although I found many of his sculptures really amazing, this “painting” is what really resonated with me. It made me think of the Icelandic ponies Randy and I saw in Iceland back in…2017? They were so gorgeous–and friendly too. Oh, it was 2017. Here’s little video I took!
When we started writing, I began by saying I was going to write in different poetic forms, which often helps me figure out what I want to say about a topic. When I write free verse, I feel like I kind of need to know what it is I want to say. But it ended up that even though I wrote drafts in a few forms, the only one I halfway liked was this free verse one–ha!
And be sure to see what the other Poetry Sisters did. I look forward to their poems–and yours too! If you’d like to write with us in February, we’ll be writing epistolary (letter form) poems. Perhaps a love letter/Valentine? We’ll share on Feb. 23.
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
Our Poetry Friday host this week is Susan Thomsen at Chicken Spaghetti. She always has such fun ideas around poetry, and she’s written a wonderful pinata poem! Be sure to check out the Poetry Friday Roundup!