Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
For today’s prompt, write a different perspective poem. There are a few ways a poet can tackle this one. First, write a poem from a different physical perspective–like from the top of a building or at the bottom of a hole or in the trunk of a car. Another possibility is to write from a different person’s (or animal’s or object’s) perspective–a tactic that has interesting results in fiction (think Grendel or Wicked). If you have an even different perspective on this than me, feel free to roll with it.
Some other prompts/memes played into the creation of this poem as well: Theme Thursday for November 10, 2011 – GOURD and The Thursday Think Tank # 74 – Winter. I tried squishing it into several different forms, before it finally fit into a double etheree.
pristine first fall
laughing child’s creation
reborn again each winter
to be a fleeting companion
in a world of snow angels and forts
but wait, something is different this time
I’ve branches for arms, and a snow belly,
but I’m too early, I’m on green grass!
my eyes are not made out of coal!
and where is my corn cob pipe?
there are leaves in my snow!
still in the air
trick or treat!
From Cloaked Monk’s March Challenge:
On this day in 1454, explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born. The continent we live on is named after Vespucci. Reflect on exploration.
Another new form for me today, the etheree. On a subject very near and dear to my heart.
You took our dreams to the stars
You dared to create the future
Eldest of the fleet, first to retire
Welcome home, Lady, you have earned your rest