So after claiming to not be a poet in my last running post, my friend Minerva started a poetry challenge on her blog. Her first challenge was a Haiku - we've done those ones with the kids, & Cai even had a Haiku challenge on her blog not too long ago, so i thought i could handle that one. My first effort went like this:
Bright red strawberries,
sweet juice drips down dolly's face
Warm baby giggles.
This week, her challenge was a cinquain. i don't remember ever writing a cinquain, but i gave it a go - here's my entry:
comes heavy now
pounding feet letting go
of pain and worry all at once
i know 's kind of like music - & i write music - but i rarely write the words without the music. i remember one song i wrote like that where i wrote all the words & then the music the next day - but it doesn't happen often. It's kind of fun to have a challenge & force my words to fit in somebody else's frame.