Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone, and I hope you had a delicious and cozy Thanksgiving, if you’re in the U.S. (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
This month, the Poetry 7 and I wrote recipe poems. I’ve written a few before and enjoy them, but I struggled with this one. I couldn’t think of a topic. I rolled my metaphor dice and one die landed on “mirror.” So I started out writing a recipe poem for making a mirror. I thought about how you glaze a mirror and such. And you melt sand. But it turned out that making a glass and then a mirror is too MUCH like following a recipe, so it just didn’t have any magic in it. On the same die was the word “song bird.” So, I went with that. We have robins by the bushel out back, and I love that. So I wrote a recipe poem about a robin. It was tricky, too, as I had to avoid it actually sounding like I was cooking it! I’m sure this could use some more revision, but this is what I’ve got for now!
Here are what the rest of the group have come up with. And maybe you’re sharing yours too?
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Ruth is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week, and I’m thankful for that and for her heartfelt poems and posts. I’m also extremely thankful for the entire Poetry Friday community!
Also, if you’d like to write along with us next month, we’ll be writing poems inspired by the word “box.” So you could apply that word to your poetic form or theme or topic…take it where you will and have fun with it! We’ll be posting those poems on December 30, the last Poetry Friday of 2022. Feel free to post your poem on your blog, our blog comments, on social media with #PoetryPals. Can’t wait to see what you do with “box”!