This month the theme of our Free Verse Friday is Green.
Here in my corner of southern Ontario it has been unusually green most of the winter. When the snow does come, it tends to come in very lion like, like it did a couple of weeks ago. Schools were closed on the next day, and when I ventured out later in the day, I could see why: I couldn’t even shovel the driveway or sidewalk, as it was pure ice! Buses were again cancelled on Tuesday this week. Today we are scheduled for yet another big snow dump.
This month I have decided to do a persona poem. I became intrigued with persona poems when I sat in on a webinar held by Vocamus Writers Community. Persona poems are poems written from the point of view of someone else or something else. I have been practicing them, always from the point of view from an object. A couple of good examples are “Katrina” by Patricia Smith, written from the point of view of a hurricane, and “The Hawthorn Tree” by Louise Glück, written from the point of view of the tree.
For my persona poem, I was inspired by these pictures to write from the point of view of grass.
Winter marches in, swishing a white cape over us
Lulling us into a long sleep
We are warm and cozy under this snowy blanket
Though the cover is chilly, we are protected from gusts and gales
Until the day when Spring tiptoes in with a green cape
Releasing us from our slumber to see the sun again
The white withdraws, the green advances
Securing the soil for another season
If you know of any good persona poem books, please do let me know.
I hope that you will join Bev and me by writing a green themed poem. Also, please do stop by Bev’s blog to read her poem.
The next three months we will be having these themes:
I hope to see at least one of your poems in the upcoming months.
Shoe’s Seeds and Stories
@Copyright 2023 Linda Schueler