Poetry Friday: A Golden Shovel

Last week I shared the section of Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself  that includes this line:

“…you shall possess the good of the earth and sun…”

As I read and reread this poem, a Golden Shovel started to form in my mind.

Please be sure to visit the talented and lovely Irene Latham at Live Your Poem for the Poetry Friday Roundup.

14 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: A Golden Shovel

  1. I love the organic nature of writing–one piece sparking another! Your golden shovel is simply lovely (“revel in radiance”!) and with a such a beautiful message. You’ve reminded me (again!) that I really would like to try writing in this form.

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  2. I say this every time I read a Golden Shovel poem, but I really need to try this. May we all use our gifts in ways that revel in the radiance of the sun! Beautiful poem and perfect image!


  3. I too have been writing golden shovels this week, Catherine. I like them lots, as a form to play with. Mine was for my Antarctic WIP – working facts into it, and keeping it in specific sequence, which is another challenge. I particularly love your first three lines. What a way to start!


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