Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy New Year! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
2017 ended on a low note for me, so I’m happy to be sharing poems with the Poetry Princesses today. We’ve decided to continue on our monthly journey of writing and posting poems according to a prompt chosen by one of us. This month, Kelly Fineman was the idea person, and she charged us with writing a sonnet or a curtal sonnet (which I’m hoping she explains on our site, because it’s all I can do this week to just get the poem up).
I was thinking about the comfort that animals give us (and I wrote this poem before Jack died, so it wasn’t about him–though of course it is, now). I recently read Orbiting Jupiter, a beautiful, heartbreaking story by Gary Schmidt. It’s mostly about people, but the cows…it was like they were right there. I decided to make a horse the object of my poem. I like cows a lot. I love horses. So it had to be a horse.
I’m looking forward to seeing what my Poetry Sisters have come up with–right along with you guys!
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
For more poetry, check out the Poetry Friday Roundup, hosted this week by wonderful teacher/poet Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core.