Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Celebrating National Poetry Month

After reading a blog post by Laura McHale Holland, I decided to follow her lead and post a poem to celebrate National Poetry Month. She wrote a poem beginning with this writing prompt: "The Day Is..." She offered the prompt to her readers and asked them to leave comments and poems. This recycled poem seems to fit well with that prompt. It also fits this gorgeous, golden, and warm spring day. Check out Laura's lovely poem too. Laura McHale Holland
Spring Patio

The Day Is
Golden warm
before the season remembers its pattern
bright laughter sprinkles like freckles
between our words

The drifting drawn lifting tone
of saxophone settles like satin
against our ears

Crowds and cars like colored marbles
spill before us

In unison
golden warm mingle
circle leaves, long hair, skirts

Suspend the season


Laura McHale Holland said...

I love this poem, Barb, and am thrilled that you posted it on my blog, too. I just left a comment on it there. The imagery pulled me right in. It's sensual and immediate. Thanks for mentioning my poem in your post, too. Maybe this is the beginning of a multi-blog celebration ...

barb bits said...

Thanks, Laura. I wrote this a long time ago about a trip to San Francisco to visit my husband's uncle and grandfather, and there really was a saxaphone playing. Hope it is a multi-blog celebration.

Ms. Wack Sense (known also as Christina Julian) said...

I love this, the laughter sprinkling like freckles is so whimsical. Getting me ready for lolling around in the sun.

barb bits said...

Thanks, Christina. I ready to lounge in the sun too.

Amber Lea Starfire said...

Lovely poem, Barbara. I particularly like "bright laughter sprinkles like freckles" .. wonderful images!

barb bits said...

Thanks, Amber. Glad you enjoyed the freckles. It's my favorite line too.

Anonymous said...

Love it.

barb bits said...

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your comment.