Happy Poetry Friday. I'm participating in the Summer Poetry Exchange Tabatha Yeatts has organized for us again this summer. Last week my second poem arrived from a surprise partner in the exchange, Jone MacCulloch.
Can you imagine my excitement when I opened the package and found Jone's beautiful picture and poem?
|copyright 2017, Jone Rush MacCulloch|
Her picture of the chicory is vividly wonderful! Her description of a "periwinkle star" is elegant.
I have this picture sitting in my writing space to provide inspiration for how just a few words can paint a beautiful word picture. In case you can't read the words in her photo, they are:
invisible to many
The word "perseverance" caught me in this poem. It invites me to pause and linger with the thought. I know that if I want to achieve anything with my writing and my poetry, I must persevere. (Plus, if I do it right, all my work and struggles are "invisible.")
Thank you, Jone, for inspiring me to keep working.
Now, here is your poetry challenge. Look around you at the simple, everyday objects in your space. Maybe it is your pen or pencil, maybe a paper towel, a book, or even a blank piece of paper. Now in a few short words write what that object does for you. Or, you can make this a persona poem and write in the voice of the object. What message does the object have for you? Have fun working on your poem--persevere.
You can read more of Jone's poetry on her blog here.
Poetry Friday is hosted by Katie this week on her blog at The Logonauts.
Consider the smallest seed that blooms and grows. Be that seed.