chicks in the nest beg crop milk
from their dove father
no dress rehearsal
a baby quail pokes his beak
through the fragile shell
I've been reading a really good haiku book, SEEDS FROM A BIRCH TREE, Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey, written by Clark Strand, copyright 1997, published by Hyperion. I've really been enjoying the book and think I may need to purchase this book for my permanent library.
In the book, Strand makes a strong argument for writing haiku in the traditional five, seven, five; three line form.
Your poetry challenge for today is to find a poetry book you'd like to read and spend ten minutes reading. It is your choice if you pick an anthology, a collection of poems by one poet, or a text on how to write poetry. Have fun. And what ever you choose, will you let me know what you are reading?
This is my playground for poetry written for children with ideas and inspiration for writing your own poems. Come on in. Sit for a spell, have a cup of words to swirl around and make your own cup of poetry. I'm so glad you are here. I hope you'll find the Kingdom of Poetry a fun place to be.