Briefly II

Hello everyone,

I’ve been studying poetry for the past two weeks with National Poetry Writing Month., in which each day I write a new poem, from prompts and looking at other poems. Some days are better than others! – Which reminds me, it’s important to be gentle with oneself even when we are striving for excellence and perfection. (Maybe especially so!)

This is one on cherry blossoms, from the point of view of the blossom! – Inspired by a prompt to present a point of view other than the usual.

Poem and photo by Theresa Barker.

And this one inspired by a poet writing in the 1700s, which celebrates his cat:

 

Poem and photo by Theresa Barker.

Did you know? Poetry comes from a Greek word meaning “to create,” poein.

I just learned last week that prose comes from a contraction of proversus, “to turn forward,” thanks to Merriam-Webster’s “Word of the Day” podcast!

Take care and good writing,

Theresa

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