Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was a skinny. I was excited because I saw some of these at Margaret Simon’s blog a while back and wanted to try them.
A Skinny has 11 lines, and lines 1 and 11 can be any length. They use the exact same words, though the order can be rearranged. Lines 2, 6, and 10 are identical. And all lines, except the first and last, are ONE WORD ONLY. The Skinny was created by Truth Thomas in the Tony Medina Poetry Workshop at Howard University in 2005.
I wrote three this month. The first was inspired by a loved one who is starting to struggle with memory loss.
Next up, a poem inspired by two friends who have each lost a child.
And, finally, just because we need a breath of light and cuteness after those devastating topics:
Make sure to check out the posts of my Poetry Sisters. I love this form and seeing how we each approach it differently!
Liz and Sara may join in next week!
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
And the fabulous watercolorist Michelle Kogan is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week. Click through to find a lot more beauty of all kinds!