Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sparking Imagination

            Here is another poem inspired by Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Readingand her wonderful April posts/poems.  Please visit!  

             Don't forget to look to the right to see whose turn it is to add a line to the 2nd Annual Progressive Poem, the idea created by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  Then head over to see how it's going!

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             Here is my poem written in response to the antique map:

In My Mind’s Eye

This older map
of straight lines
hides the crooked stories
of the past:
in the houses
down the street,
next door,
across the way,
in the alley,
in the park,
third floor,
a street away,
at the second stop sign,
along the river,
just out of town.

I just need to look
and imagine.
© Linda Baie


  1. That sounds like the opening poem in a book of poems full of crooked stories about that town!


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