My poem-a-day-for-February month is winding up. As long as nothing unexpected happens by Saturday I’ll have written at least thirty poems this month. (So far there have been two days when I wrote two.)
The experience has had an ease about it that I didn’t feel last year. What a good reminder that, for just about anything, practice helps.
In celebrations of Poetry Friday, I’m posting a few of my poems from the past week. Visit Heidi Mordhorst’s My Juicy Little Universe for links to more poetry and many reasons to get excited about MARCH.
February 21: I wrote in response to the prompt: “Write a poem inspired by a favorite word or a word you find interesting.” I’ve always loved the sound of “petunia.” Plus, it’s fun to say. Try it.
Petunia tune in to color and put petunias into the ground bright as sound the tune of petunias © Karin Fisher-Golton, 2015
February 24: This poem was inspired by underwater sounds as part of Laura Shovan’s sound poem project on Author Amok. Here is a link to her page with a gorgeous photo of a sea turtle, more watery poems, and a link to the sound: http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2015/02/2015-sound-poem-project-day-24-sea.html
The Underwater Way Undersea sounds— soothing splashes babbling bubbles rhythmic wash. How in the midst of this aquatic lullaby can there co-exist a fish eat fish world? The underwater citizens confine their violence to a snap then quickly resume their peaceful flow. © Karin Fisher-Golton, 2015
February 25: In honor of all the furry office companions, and especially in memory of my two:
The Poet’s Assistant The poet’s assistant provides quiet companionship in the indoor office space. The assistant is available to hear the poet’s readings, joys, and woes. Additionally, the assistant bestows its soft furry head and back to receive pats that connect the poet to the present time and place. And when the poet needs to walk in the outdoor office space to discover what poetic thoughts are to be found there, the poet’s assistant is happy to oblige with a walk. © Karin Fisher-Golton, 2015
February 26: Another poem inspired by Laura Shovan’s sound poem project on Author Amok. Yesterday, before I wrote I saw that the prompt was train sounds. Then while was out in the morning I had an experience much like the one described in this little poem. More poems inspired by train sounds are here: http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2015/02/2015-sound-poem-project-day-26-train.html
Rolling Rhythm I hear the beat of drumming, rhythmic rising cross terrain. I glance and see no drummers drum—the sound comes from a train. © Karin Fisher-Golton, 2015
Thank you visitors and friends of poetry!