Michelle H. Barnes hosts the middle of April's Poetry Friday this week. Thanks, Michelle! Go to her blog, Today's Little Ditty for all the links, and to read her wonderful Echo poem. There has been so, so much poetry written and shared this month I can hardly keep up. I don't have a goal of every day, but am trying to write once in a while, and am really just loving what everyone else is doing.
The Progressive Poem created by Irene Latham is moving along beautifully. Don't forget to visit here to see the next line by Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme.
Sometimes when I write, I am surprised by the topics that arise. This was a big family week for me. I traveled last weekend to see my grandson Carter receive his Eagle award, and Thursday was my oldest Granddaughter Ingrid's seventh birthday. Both were lovely and warm celebrations, and ones where we all realized how much we missed my husband, how much he would have enjoyed these special times. Thus, I reflected and wrote a love poem.
An Architectural Romance
I wonder if you understand
the building of my mind,
the boards upon which lie my thoughts
constructed throughout time?
Do you feel balustrades surrounding,
protecting without and within?
And bricks as firm foundation,
mortar mixed in my skin?
I hope you like things nailed down
for I’ll not keep loosely made.
I’ll share the blueprint of my house
each parapet and colonnade
if you will share your mullions
your gutters and the grills.
We’ll reconfigure headers,
add in expensive frills.
If we can see each other’s plan
there’s nothing else we need to do,
but test each nail and sawcut done,
and love each piece of me and you.
Linda Baie ©All Rights Reserved
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