Don't you just love the way a poem can say so much with a few well-chosen words? As I tried to shape today's snippet into something that resembles a poem, I searched my brain for a metaphor that would bring the image to life. I did come up with one, but it doesn't feel quite right so I'll continue to do some fine tuning.
Metaphors don't come naturally to me so here is one of the books I'm reading (again) to learn more about creating metaphors. A sampling of other chapters includes: writing from memory, working with details, and adding feeling (in addition to many of Ted Kooser's own poems), makes this little book a gem for poetry lovers.
Thinking about Langston Hughes today, I decided to share one of my all time favorite poems. I've probably read it a hundred times, and it still touches my heart.