Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DMC: "Lake Reflections" by Mindy Gars Dolandis


Sky welcomes morning
Cornflower and cumulus
Mirrored down below

Afternoon sparkles
Dance upon charcoal water
Sunshiny diamonds

Sunset upon glass
A brilliant double image
Coral rose lilac

Deepening twilight
Horizon disappearing
Ochre indigo

Midnight ebony
Crescent moon a tilted smile
Twinkling Polaris

© 2018 Mindy Gars Dolandis. All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Julie Fogliano. She has challenged us to stare out the window and write a poem about what we see. You might even consider writing something down every day for a week:
At the end of the week, read through what you wrote and write your favorite bits on a separate piece of paper. I bet there will be a poem in there somewhere… see if you can find it.  – J. F.
Leave your poem on our May 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, May 25th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her stunning new picture book from Roaring Brook Press:


  1. Lovely! Capturing this view at points throughout the day reminds me of what Monet did with his Haystack series. Thank you for this beautiful impressionistic poem, Mindy.

  2. Love the images conjured by this poem, Mindy. I wish I had a lake view through my window!

  3. like beautiful painting your words create such lovely images as you read them I would love to have a view of a lake

  4. Love the images from each part of the day. I used to love on a lake, and it was always a wonderful view.

  5. I want to have your window! Just lovely. I especially like "Deepening twilight
    Horizon disappearing." Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Beautiful
    B e a u t i f u l
    B e a u t i f u l !

    Thank you Mindy!