A Skeleton for Poetry Friday

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In thinking about my word of the year–essential–I realized I had written a poem not too long ago that connected with that. This was part of Carol Varsalona’s Autumn Palette Gallery–a collection of lovely images and words/poems from autumn. Here’s my piece in the gallery.

IMG_4945And here I am reading it on Soundcloud:

 

I hope you’ll go enjoy the rest of Carol’s gallery (if you missed it in the year-end-hoopla like I did), and don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Keri at Keri Recommends today. She’s talking about Elizabeth Gilbert there, and, coincidentally, I posted recently on my blog for writers about a story shared by Elizabeth Gilbert. If you’re interested in Be the Lobster, click here.

 

19 Responses

    1. Thanks, Matt! I love what you shared. I’ve never seen that photo, and your words were just right for it!

  1. Carol’s gallery is a great reminder of our glorious autumn this year, isn’t it? I do love your “bald bone and twig”, Laura, that “aftermath”.

  2. This reminds me of John Updike’s poem “November,” which I read with my students back in November. Lovely!

    1. Oh, what a lovely poem. Not sure I’ve read that one before, but I love it! I have the calendar on my Amazon wish list and have for ages. Think I’m finally going to have to order it.

  3. I love this bare bones poem and the image. There is beauty in the bareness. There is beauty in essential. My word “Present” seems to be creeping in to everything I write these days. It must be fitting me just right.

    1. It’s lovely when you find a word that feels already there, sort of, or at least it feels like the world is jumping on board to show it to you everywhere! Thanks, Margaret:>)

  4. I am loving the bareness and what’s under there-ness! Thank you for sharing, Laura. xo

  5. “what’s under there”-ness — autumn shows us skeletons in so many ways. I like the combination of your words and art. Liz Gilbert is everywhere! I’ll dash over for the lobster. 🙂

  6. It’s funny that you and Matt both shared your gallery poems this week, Laura. They were both ones that really stood out for me. I love “fall’s scarlet wig.” I’m still looking for my OLW– I know it’s out there and I’ve been trying on a few, but nothing has felt just right yet.

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