This is the last day of January 2013, and today’s post contains the 31st poem I’ve written and posted during this month. Because I missed the deadline to join a group of bloggers writing new poems this month, I decided to write on my own and post daily. This came about at the suggestion of my lovely friend, a poet Catherine Johnson who has a beautiful blog. Her reviews of books, especially children’s books, are helpful and interesting. She’s a good poet. I recommend a visit to her blog. You will be amazed at her talent and energy.
After today’s poem, I will not be posting every day. I’ve loved every day of creating a new poem, and I’ll miss posting each day, but I want to get back to my short story, and the marketing of my novel, Call of the Cadron. I’m planning a couple of book signings in the spring.
The poem I’ve chosen for today is a tercet form with varying refrain.
Book a Flight for Me
Watch the river run downstream
where the hot sun sends its beam
and the fish are like a dream
and catch a perch for me.
Feel the warmth of the setting sun
when the day is almost done
where the great race horses run
and make a bet for me.
Look up at the turquoise sky
see the big airplanes go by
how they travel way up high.
Book a flight for me.
c Copyright 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols