Happy National Poetry Month, everyone! To kick off this month-long celebration of poets and poetry, I used Bob Raczka’s contribution to The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, “Some Reasons To Write A Poem” as a model, and came up with my own list of reasons to write a poem.
More Reasons to Write a Poem
Because a dew-laden branch looks like
a string of diamonds in the morning sun
Because mixing soap and water creates
Because the ice is gone and swans have
returned to the river
Because the fluffy orange cat curled up
next to you is purring
Because the moon is hanging in the afternoon sky
like a gauzy cotton ball
Because you surprised your mother with
a bouquet of yellow roses
and she smiled.
© Catherine Flynn, 2015
Looking for resources and ways to celebrate National Poetry Month? Head over to Jama’s Alphabet Soup, where Jama Rattigan has collected a treasure-trove of helpful links.