ODE TO WRAPPING PAPER
You sigh as you unroll, your stars
cartwheel and your candy clouds cluster.
The scent of paper newness and
an unwrinkled curl hold back my wrist
as I trim your party music into a square.
Do you know you conceal dreams?
One tear reveals, peels, unseals.
© 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham. All rights reserved.
Helen Frost has challenged us to write an ode poem this month, following these instructions:
Choose an object (a seashell, a hairbrush, a bird nest, a rolling pin). It should not be anything symbolic (such as a doll, a wedding ring, or a flag). Write five lines about the object, using a different sense in each line (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell). Then ask the object a question, listen for its answer, and write the question, the answer, or both.Click HERE to read her sample poem, "Ode to a River."
Post your poem on our March 2017 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, March 31st, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her latest novel-in-poems from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux/Macmillan: