Poetry Friday, Week 45: A Poem Draft
Today, Buffy at Buffy Silverman is hosting our poetry community. She's sharing a sneak peak at Laura Purdie Salas' new book, Finding Family.
Last week, Heidi shared that Nov 14-20, 2022 is Folk Tale Week. Read about it at my juicy little universe. There are some wonderful prompts.
Today, I'm sharing a little draft that I played with for Folk Tale Week (hope fairy tales count).
On Halloween, I shared this house as an inspiration for a 2017 poem, "The Dare".
I have been taking a class with Georgia Heard and Rebecca Kai Dotlitch about swerving in poetry. I was playing with a prompt about giving directions to my house (which was up the street from this spooky house) that weren't really directions. I was also thinking about something I did as a child, pretend that all fairy tale characters lived in the hallway to the bathroom and that I had access to them at night.
Here's the poem:
Leave a Message
Ride a unicycle up the hill,
past the witch’s house, the one casting neighborhood spells
Find the girl with the fairy tale lane
in her bedroom, where she sleeps
Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Briar Rose,
her co-conspirators of her dreams
Leave the girl a message
written in the spindrift from last night’s storm
under the branches of the protective oak
She will respond when the moon sleeps
© draft, Jone Rush MacCulloch, 2022
WINNER: Marcie Flinchum Atkinslink of The Poem Forest. Please let me know your address via macrush53 at yahoo dot com.
Next week, please join me as I share an interview with Rebecca Brock, author of an adult collection of poetry, Each Bearing Out.
I know Rebecca from Laura Shovan's February Poetry Group on Facebook. She just published this wonderful collection about motherhood and the natural world.
This might be a good time to say that I am alway open to doing interviews with new poetry books, I love getting the word out about books and poets
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1 April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing