Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
As I type this, I’m watching the sun rise over the horizon of townhomes, and the trees on our backyard retention pond are all frosted in white. Bare ash and aspen turned into lace–so beautiful. We had our first snow yesterday that has actually stuck to the ground. Just a couple of inches, so not really enough for all the fun winter activities, but still gorgeous.
For my poem this week, I’m pointing you to my post on Wednesday this week, when I shared a snowy riddle-ku!
Also, Janet Fagal was kind enough to email me about a Metaphor Dice poetry contest from Taylor Mali! Thanks, Janet! You can check out all the details here. There’s a student side and an adult side to the contest. Cool! I first learned about Metaphor Dice from Margaret Simon, I think, and soon bought my own. Here’s a poem I wrote inspired by the metaphor “talent is a birdcage.” I’m hoping to play some more with my dice and my words and come up with something to submit. We’ll see. [Please note there’s a small entrance fee of $2-3 per poem.]
Make sure to check out the Poetry Friday Roundup with poet-educator Cathy at Merely Day by Day, where she has a terrific poem and a wonderful message of appreciation and encouragement for the Poetry Friday community.