Drip drops landed on my family room roof outside my window. Dark clouds hung low and stillness sat upon morning. It was dreary but not the type of day that was meant for Hallmark movies and hot chocolate, although I was cold and could have used some quiet cuddle time. There was work to do. In between laundry and cleaning-out-a closet duty, I snuck a few minutes to read some Poetry Friday posts from last week that I missed. As I read posts, I hunkered down to savor words and being inspired to write.
Writing I did, after I stopped at adolescent author Tanita S. Davis' blog. Tanita shared Jane Tyson Clement's poem, Bach's Inventions. I was impressed by the following line that I chose as my strike line for a golden shovel poem: if I could define my end
life was simply organized and I
as well, balance would follow. Could
order bring me to a place where I define
existence in this odd quarantine life and fill my
restless time with fruitful ponderings that never end?
Next, I gathered more Inspiration as I watched the last night of the Democratic National Convention tonight. After accepting the invitation to become the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biiden delivered an optimistic and memorable speech. I created a found poem of some of his compelling words.
"I will draw on the best of us, not the worst." -Joe Biden
Hope lives at the convention.
Become a united America,
Put politics aside, and find the light.
Life can be cruel but
Stay strong with purpose.
Let us save our democracy!
Joe Biden's called all to "overcome this season of darkness". With hope and faith, this call to action has lifted my spirits enough to walk into the light and continue writing from the heart.
Tonight I join the Poetry Friday Roundup with my long-distance friend and grandma reading lover, Ramona Behnke. She discusses her significant week with interesting links. Is your curiosity peaked? Connect to find more poetry goodness.
Poetry Friday Friends:
With summer on beautiful Long Island estranged in many ways due to COVID-19, I am gathering my collection of image poems sent in for my Embraceable Summer Gallery. If so inclined, please share a new image poem on the topic, Summer 2020 in the Midst of Quarantine Life,, at your blog for the September 4, 2020 Poetry Friday that I am hosting. It will be a way to showcase the beauty of nature during trying times.