Happy Poetry Friday!
Last month, we Poetry 7 shared our ekphrastic poems inspired by Picasso sculptures. I was not too happy with either the sculpture OR my poem. I’ll try to be less curmudgeonly this month:>)
This month, we wrote sedoka, and mine was kind of a
last-minute effort. Between travel and speaking engagements in February, by the time I came up for air, I had no idea what was going on. Luckily, Kelly Fineman had created a Google Doc with a definition of the form and two drafts she had written. Hooray!
I’ll let you learn more about the form at Kelly and the other Sisters’ sites, but, basically, it’s a short form with syllable counts, where two parts sort of inform each other? I don’t know whether I accomplished that (ok, having read several today, I can categorically state that I did NOT accomplish that), but I still had fun writing it (unlike the Picasso poem).
Caged inside maple
Sludgy, slow, frozen in place
Needing sun’s gold key of heat
Sun shimmies higher
Flings spring into the forest,
Turns the key to set sap free
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
Don’t miss the wonderful offerings of my friends and poets! We took lots of different approaches to this form that we were all unfamiliar with. I love the varied results.
And here are the previous Poetry Sisters collaborations:
|Poem Inspired by a Picasso Sculpture (ugh)
|Crown sonnet (on the periodic table)
|Inspired by e.e. cummings’ poems
|Sestinas (Lord have mercy)
|Villanelles on hidden things
|Triolets on beginnings (And I posted an extra one here.)
|Villanelles, a crown sonnet, rondeau redoubles, and pantoums
And teacher-poet-friend Linda Baie has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Teacher Dance. Shimmy around to check out all the great poems being shared.