Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
A couple of weeks ago, I shared that my Poetry Princesses poem of the month was written on an airplane as I flew from Minneapolis to Orlando. Today, I thought I’d share the notebook pages of the drafts.
I started out with my rhyming words, because the poetic form (clogyrnach) demanded rhyme. And I had the metaphor in mind of stained glass already. But while I looked at the picture on my phone, the butterfly reminded me of a little boat, bobbing there, waiting to take off again. So I worked on that.
I played with the rhyming words, trying to come up with phrases that might work. The clogyrnach also requires a strict syllable count, so this was tricky.
I wish I had put together the final two lines first, because I really struggled with those. I only made them semi-work in the end:>(
Then I played around with a couple of apps and made the imagepoem. Whee! I love poems with pictures.
Want to read some more poems? Check out the Poetry Friday Roundup at Catherine Flynn’s Reading to the Core. Catherine is a fabulous teacher and a beautiful poet, and this week she’s sharing awesome poems by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich from Grumbles from the Town.