Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
It’s the first Friday of the month, so it’s Poetry Princesses Friday! This month was my choice, and I chose the Things to Do form with a seasonal angle. (See page 4 here for a lesson plan.) This is the poetic form of my new book If You Were the Moon and a form I’ve done a lot of over the past few years. Of course, we always mix it up, so different people interpreted that in their own ways. I think you’ll like the variety!
I am NOT really a fan of summer, so to challenge myself, I wrote about summer.
Huh. That is kind of small. :>( I wanted to use my image of a couple of people crossing the Mississippi River in northern Minnesota, where the river begins, but I guess I should have cropped it vertically. Oops. Here is the text:
Things to Do if You Are a Minnesota SummerArrive fashionably late, say half past JulyWear blooming colors and a clear blue capBring a hostess gift of greenSpritz your signature scent:sunscreen, campfire, and night jasmineSkip a golden stripe across the skySketch misty rainbows with your tearsPerform for swarms of adoring fansParty from dawn to dusk,then slip on your spidersilk shawls andleave the party earlyIgnore those gathered at the door,begging you to stayjust a little while longerYou have other places to be,and timegrowsshort–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
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