Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For Real Toads: a group poem

Some claim April rain                            (Grace of Words like Foam on Waves)
brings the blossoms of May, but
trees here are hasty

like youth, ardor unrestrained               ( Margaret - Art Happens 365)
eager for springs first sweet kiss

Sakura blossoms                                    (Kerry O'Connor of Skylover)
In the arms of old man tree
Drops of moonlit milk

showgirls will perform a dance             Ella's Edge
inspired by Moon light's embrace

her graceful waves in                            Laurie Kolp Poetry
a risque spring ballet, legs
kick the darkened sky

stars wink at rainbow feathers              Susie Clevenger of Confessions of a L.G.
that tease with each fluttering

My full heart flutters,                           Mary of Writing in the Bachs
I become dancer and dance
under April’s moon

and a blossoming cherry
in the sweet, full warmth of May          Kay, an Unfittie

And we, resting far                                           Sunflower Shan (Shanyn)
north where snow still flies and melts
await midnight sun.

Grace has challenged members and contributors at the writers group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads to write a group poem with alternating stanzas, 5/7/5 and 7/7.
I have been reading the others, and have been certain I had nothing to contribute, but finally decided to try. 


Ella said...

Beautiful Kay! I love that you added May ;D
Welcome back home! I hope all is well~

Mystic_Mom said...

So cool, now it's my turn...hope I can do it justice!

Other Mary said...

Oooh, great addition Kay!

Leslie said...

What a fun idea! And I love your contribution - it's quite beautiful and evocative.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Isn't it amazing how this all came together so quickly. Such an exciting process.

Laurie Kolp said...

Kay- I love what you have added!

Mama Zen said...

I love your contribution!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

It has been intriguing watching this poem develop through the day.........each stanza perfectly works with the preceding one and moves it forward and the culminating lines by Kay and Shanyn are wonderful (thank you for adding our Canadian reality, hee hee!) Great work, kids! I worked today so didnt have time to try to leap in between stanzas, one needs time and a sharp wit to do that, am sadly lacking today, hee hee. Beautiful work.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A suggestion if we do this again. It is really helpful to see the whole thing as it evolves- perhaps each person posting could copy the verses that precedes hers or his, add theirs, and the next person could do the same, so one can get a sense of the direction without having to flip back and forth. We're learning as we go along........

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wonderful, Kay, thanks for speaking up for Canada. Very helpful also to have the whole thing posted. Thanks.

Jinksy said...

And you lead us all closer to summer...

Grace O'Malley said...

Looks great. I have to respond to Sherry, here, though--the intent is NOT to look at the piece as a whole when we are making our individual contributions. When we do it this way, we end up with one central theme instead of several threads and the ability to explore new directions.

I'm pretty pleased with how it's going, and can't wait to see where it ends up, though! Thank you for your puzzle piece. :)