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Friday, May 11, 2012

Golden Treasure

I thought I saw
 yellow swallowtails
flitting past
flying in a cross formation.
Then I recognized
this treasure rare
was four goldfinch
flying there.

     Do your eyes often see things differently than what they really are?  You'll see a face in a crowd and think it is a friend and as you walk toward them, you realize it isn't. 
     I often misread signs when I look at them quickly.  Usually it is with a humorous result.  For instance, I'll see a sign that cautions, "Be careful walking up the stairs," and I'll misread it as, "Be careful walking up the stars."  It does instantly take me to a poem I want to write about walking among the stars.
     So here is today's challenge--write a persona poem from the voice of the sun or the moon, or even a star.  Perhaps you want to have a conversation between them. What do they see?  Do they get tired doing the same thing day after day, night after night?  What do they do for fun?
     I hope you have fun writing your poem.  Please share your verses with me in the comments.


  1. Hi, Joy! I love the thought of walking up the stars. Busy getting ready for the workshop, so I'll leave today's composing to others... but looking forward to seeing you SOON! :0)

  2. Joy,
    A misread sign can bring a chuckle. It's great when it leads us to a creative writing topic. I've had a few of those myself.