|Lupin Light: sunrise at Lake Tekapo, by Chris Gin|
To read is not like folding socks,
it's like a folding chair
you carry to the garden
to taste the fragrant air.
To write is not like counting words
or seconds on a clock,
it's packing up a picnic lunch
and going for a walk.
A poem doesn't live within
the confines of a room.
You step inside its waiting world
to watch its sunrise bloom.
© 2017 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
HERE to read last week's interview with Melissa Manlove, Senior Editor at Chronicle Books.
Her DMC challenge:
Write a poem that explores how writing (or a book) is like something else.
If you'd like to participate, post your poem on our May 2017 padlet. Other comparison poems featured this week were by Margaret Simon, Brenda Davis Harsham, Jessica Bigi, and Angelique Pacheco. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 26th, and two lucky participants will win either LOVING VS. VIRGINIA by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Shadra Strickland, or LOVE IS by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane, both published by Chronicle Books earlier this year.
A Teaching Life. Love's in the air and the Poetry Friday roundup is ripe for picking. Thanks, Tara!