|"The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" by John Singer Sargent (1882)|
MARY LOUISA BOIT, AGE 8
Florence and Jane have been
older-girl secrets that aren't meant for me.
I'm stuck with Julia—
handing me Dolly as if I'm still three.
My mind's like a mare, always
far from this parlor, unbridled and free.
© 2016 Suzy Levinson. All rights reserved.
Laura Shovan has challenged us to write persona poems this month. Click HERE for more details. You don't need to include the artwork that inspired your poem, but you are welcome to as long as I can properly attribute the artist/photographer.
Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 27th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fantastic new verse novel for middle grade readers: