Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
This month, our Poetry Princess challenge was the ghazal. To be honest, I’m not a fan.
My first attempt came out whiny. I know people are tired of hearing about how much I hate hot weather! But we’ve got a lot going on–kind of a family crisis–and my brain is just tired and irritable. This is what came out:
So then I decided, the next day, to try to remember what I loved about summer as a kid. (I still hated the hot weather, though, even then!) And to write from a kid’s perspective. This is the first draft of that one:
I’m not super wild about either poem draft, but at least the second one puts me in a better frame of mind! Be sure to check out the rest of my Poetry Sisters’ links–and anyone else who’s played along, too!
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
The lovely Patricia Franz is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week!