In my post yesterday, Haiku, I wrote about my mother’s encouragement to learn about a form. Of course, this is lifelong learning. Today I am reviewing my work to select a few poems from over the years.
birds perch in sheltering branches a grain of mustard seed
Describe a positive thing a family member has done for you.
I mentioned in an earlier post, Literature and History, that my mother taught composition and literature at a university. When I began writing more poetry, and print journals accepted my work, she wrote the page numbers for my poems on the covers. She also suggested I learn a form, and then I began with haiku. My mother said to learn about a form – and always more to learn – and then you can try your own ideas.
Spring poetry journals in the mail new season of art