Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was an ekphrastic poem to Sara’s choice of image. Here’s a picture she took while at a Highlights Foundation retreat (so jealous…someday!).
On the way home from a Five for Fighting concert last week, I had the idea for this poem. Five for Fighting sang “World,” a song I just love, which is about building the world you want. (Lyrics here or watch/listen to this gorgeous song here.) I thought about how we might wish for peace, pray for peace, etc. But bottom line is we have to CREATE peace.
So on Saturday morning, I sat down to write my poem. I spent about an hour writing the poem and another hour creating the image poem and processing the video. Such a pain. (Some of you guys have asked about how long it takes to do these things.)
Here’s what I came up with:
Here’s a time lapse video of me writing the poem and then creating the graphic. It’s at 6 times normal speed:>)
Now, I can’t wait to see what my Poetry Sisters came up with! Edited: Wow. I do hope you’ll click on all the links below. This might be my favorite collection of Poetry Princesses poems ever. They all spoke to me this month. I feel so lucky to be part of this group.
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
Our lovely Aussie poet friend Kathryn Apel has the Poetry Friday Roundup today!