You've heard me mention the poetry contest by children's author and poet David L. Harrison at www.davidlharrison.com. Each month he chooses one word and poets must incorporate that word into a poem or haiku.
For July, he chose the word "itch." Below is my non-rhyming, free verse poem. Enjoy.
I SENSE SOMETHING
By Beth Carter
I’m sitting very still,
trying to ignore it.
Telling myself to
pretend it’s not there.
I can’t see it.
I can’t smell it.
I can’t taste it.
I can’t hear it.
But without a doubt
I can feel it.
I encourage you to read David's blog for some hilarious itchy poems--and enter one of your own.
Hey Beth. I like your new blog look! I have to admit that I've never understood poems that don't rhyme. Maybe that's why I don't do poetry!!ReplyDelete
But you did give me an image of you sitting on a couch, trying REALLY hard to ignore the itch on your back!!
BTW, I do miss the polls, though.ReplyDelete
Shirley, thanks about the new blog design. I miss my polls, too. Terribly. For some reason, this new design won't allow them. I'll keep trying.ReplyDelete
BTW, my husband doesn't understand non-rhyming poetry either. I prefer poems that rhyme (mine usually do) but not this one. Glad you could visualize it. :)
Yippee! Guess the little leprechauns fixed the poll problem. It's up and running.ReplyDelete