Thursday, February 7, 2019

The poem I'm sharing today is one I wrote last February when I participated in Laura Shovan's poetry and art challenge. We took turns posting pictures of a piece of art for the group to write about.  When it was my turn, I knew right away that I wanted to share the rock art gift my sister made for me. The picture below inspired many wonderful poems including one by my very talented friend, Buffy Silverman that will appear in a forthcoming children's magazine!  Yay!


I haven't looked at my poem since last year. I still need to think of a title and do a bit more revising, but I thought I'd share what I have so far.



                                                             My friends have gone.
                                                             No one is home.
                                                             A perfect time
                                                             to spend alone.
                                                             To think.
                                                             To dream.
                                                             Beneath this tree—
                                                             to read a book
                                                             of poetry.

                                                              
                                                             ©Linda Kulp Trout


The beautiful, multi-talent, Laura Purdie Salas is hosting this week. Be sure to stop by her place and check out her three gorgeous new books!  I'm excited to add all three of these gems to my collection!