Pat^tern*s & Tex+tur’es
BUMPY ~ lacey ~ smooth
Silky@ SCRATCHY @ stitched
grainy ^ marbled ^veined
FloRAl * gauzy * translucent
granite # plaid # gingham
crisscross + quilted + weave
rivets % grooves % cerAMic
platinum ` stainless steel ` wavy
curvy ~ loopy ~ rough
soft $ fluffy $ grainy
ripples > ragged >> raw edge
beveled ; linoleum ; pergo
paisley | puffy | leather
pleather } plastic } rust
Imagining, drawing, singing,
Laughing , skipping,
Gentle play and toys to build
We’ve been telling stories all our lives with soldiers and Barbies and pretty ponies;
with dress-up frocks
plastic guns and cars that roll
Yesterday my name was First Born
Tomorrow my name will be Butterfly with Sticky Timid Wings
In my dream my name was Free Bird floating above fields of Dancing Flames
My Mother thinks my name is Ungrateful
I call her but she no longer knows My Name.
April is National Poetry Month and I believe I will challenge myself silly by trying to write a short poem a day. I cannot promise that I’ll be sharing my creations here, but maybe with enough coaxing, you can convince me.
Poetry is that form that puts fear in my heart and makes my fingers fumble on the keyboard. But, I forget that poetry was what started this passion for writing back in the 3rd grade. Sister Mary Donald was vigilant in her quest to have every 9-year-old become the next Yeats, Frost or at least Seuss.
Well, I’ve challenged my 10-yer-old son to write me a poem today while home on Spring Break and promised I’d do the same for him. Hmm? Anyone have a meter they can spare?
If you’re up for the challenge:
More details can be found at http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/
The Poem-A-Day Challenge. April 1st through 30th at Poetic Asides.