Poetry Friday: Trees
Poetry Friday is here today: Kat at Kathryn Apel. She's heading us up for a muster, which means cattle round-up.
And she has a new book out, THE BIRD IN THE HERD.
It looks like a very engaging and fun book.
I have a couple of poems that were inspired by the prompts for Laura Shovan's February poetry challenge. Sometimes the poems didn't arrive on the day of the prompt. They tumbled out later. The first one is from February 8, with Buffy Silverman's snow on a tree skin idea. I thought of the icicles after the ice storm.
the size. popsicles reaching
the tree's clavicle.
© jone rush macculloch (2021 draft)
The second poem is from the prompt on February 24th about seeing bodies in the clouds, water, trees, you get the drill. I have written about this tree on our property before. And I've discovered her mouth, It took a hit in the recent snice (snow and ice) storm.
3/5/2021 01:56:26 pm
I am delighted by this astonishment. (Also, I love trees - and bones of trees.)
3/6/2021 04:01:36 am
That last line! Perfect!
3/6/2021 04:09:46 am
Love that your tree has a clavicle! Wonderful poems, Jone
3/6/2021 04:30:52 am
You can see and feel the astonishment! :)
3/6/2021 05:13:50 am
ghost eye tree -- love! I see faces in trees all the time, too :>)
3/6/2021 06:57:03 am
It was wonderful to read everyone's poems in February. I remember & enjoyed your "popsicles reaching" poem. I missed the second (I think), but love that you name it the "ghost eye tree", Jone. Happy Weekend!
3/6/2021 12:49:06 pm
Love this tree and the words you created. Glad it survived. I have a favorite tree in my yard that has been through a lot, including part of it being sheared off by a falling pine during a severe storm. Trees are survivors!
Kay Jernigan McGriff
3/6/2021 02:28:31 pm
Love the body images in the trees.
3/6/2021 07:46:30 pm
When you wrote about the ghost eye tree, I commented right away but so glad you included it again with another I had not seen. Great seeing you online last night.
3/7/2021 05:22:27 am
What a magnificent tree, Jone. Keep writing about it! So glad her mouth has finally appeared. :-)
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