|The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan, via Wikimedia Commons|
Last Friday, I was inspired by B. J. Lee's mask poem. A mask, or persona, poem allows the voice of your chosen subject to speak its own thoughts and feelings, and B. J.'s poem is a wonderful example of how a writer can give life to an inanimate object through this form. Having decided to give it a go myself, today's little ditty is about the skylight pictured above.
Caught in the place
between here and beyond,
I show you vast worlds
of dream and possibility
which I, myself, cannot inhabit,
for I must stand strong
until I am shattered
and imagine what it might be like
to spread my wings and soar,
yearning for more,
while you stare right through me
as if I wasn’t even there.
© 2013 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
I Think in Poems is our beacon for today's Poetry Friday celebration. Many thanks to Betsy for hosting the round up!
But before you go...
Anastasia Suen visited Today's Little Ditty earlier this week with a haiku for the Haiku Garden. You can view that post here.
Also, I finally created a professional writer's page for myself on Facebook here. If you're on Facebook too, how about liking me? (I really am a nice person, I promise.)