I captured this moment above with a picture, but here are the words to go with it.
Warm September waves...Sharp wind of salt and seaweed...Drowns our sad farewell.
Liana was very excited about the idea of writing a poem when I said I would publish it on this blog. She had a hard time keeping up with her brain as she breathlessly told me her thoughts. Her first was called "Wonder."
Flowers are singing...Colorful butterflies soar...Across the blue sky.
Liana then asked to go on-line so she could see pictures of rice paddies. She wrote this, called "China."
Ducks in pure water...Fat buffaloes in rice fields...Chinese girls planting.
We had a little talk this morning about the tragedy 6 years ago. Liana was then inspired to write this, called "9/11."
Cold rain is pouring...The sky is black and crying...Oh so sad that day.
Arielle had a little more difficult time coming up with a topic, but then decided to write about two different thoughts of summer. The first is "Early Summer" and then, "Late Summer."
Baby robins nest...In our pretty lilac tree...Leave broken blue eggs.
Rose of Sharon bloom...Bees collecting pollen on...Sweet scarlet petals.
Give it a shot and write one of your own in this ancient literary form! Of course, send it to me to read!
Does scripture say anything about poetry? Ephesian 2:10 says, "We are God's work of art..." The word used for "work of art" is the Greek word poiema. And that's where we get the English word poem. God is creating sacred poems out of flawed humans like you and me!