Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
As promised, here’s another poem from The Poetry of US, J. Patrick Lewis’ newest anthology with National Geographic. I was looking back to see a bit of my writing process. I knew right away I wanted to right about the salt flats in Utah, but I had forgotten that in addition to this poem, I wrote two acrostics and a quatrain that followed a year on the salt flats, one line per season. I often explore one topic through a number of different forms and styles. It’s like trying on clothes for a special occasion:>)
This poem is about how human activity on the flats is destroying them, making them sometimes unusable for the car races traditionally held there. The research was fascinating!
Kay at A Journey Through the Pages has the Poetry Friday Roundup today, so you’ll find lots more poetry there!