Happy Poetry Friday!
My poem is in response to the Poetry Sisters June prompt to write a byr a thoddaid–”a welsh form” poem. And yes it’s as much a mouthful to write as it is to pronounce, but well worth the ponder there… Click on the link, provided graciously by one of the sisters, Tanita S. Davis, to find out more about the byr a thoddaid. Thanks to all the sisters for this challenging prompt, Mary Lee Hahn, Tanita S.Davis, Laura Purdie Salas, Liz Garton Scanlon, Andi Jazmon, Sara Lewis Holmes, and Tricia Stohr-Hunt.
Find more of these poems tagged #Poetrypals.
This week in my Watercolor class the lovely Caladium became part of our still life, and my students are all capturing their inviting leaves. I may add another stanza to this poem, haven’t decided yet and also ran short on time…
CALADIUM TIME TRAVEL
Pretty pink elephant ears float
light as a pirouette half note,
daintily waiting their riverboat entrance
of membrance time once wrote…
©2022 Michelle Kogan
Here’s a poem I liked by Mary Karr recently featured in The New Yorker.
By Mary Karr
I was pushing seventy and so was he
when his tall body stepped into the kitchen
air shimmering with garlicky gumbo.
And I stepped inside his lineated arms
and tilted my face up. How encircled I was.
The whole sparkling metropolis
around us revolved. Everything
rose up for the first time.
His tongue plush on the roof of my mouth,
our names undone. He looked
Read the rest of the poem here, and listen to Mary Karr read her poem.
Catherine Flynn at her blog Reading to the Core is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Catherine! Be sure to stop by for more poetry!