Thursday, June 1, 2017

Poetry Friday

Last week, I was intrigued by Diane Mayr's part II description of the Massachusett's Poetry Festival she attended on her blog, Random Noodling. The writing prompt given to her from the flower stall called to a love poem in me I didn't even know was there. 

Thanks, Diane. 

And, thanks to Buffy Silverman for hosting Poetry Friday this week on Buffy's Blog

After the Rain, it all Looked Different

We kissed, that first time. Remember?  After
the storm burst--me laughing at  the

sight of you slip-sliding in the rain.

Thunder chased us.  It

was you, glistening with August raindrops, my all

became your summer soaked face that looked

like love, and since then, I've never known different.

(c) Linda Mitchell


  1. Sweet sweet sweet, Linda! I will share this with my husband today. :) What a beautiful moment to capture in a poem. Thank you! xo

  2. It's a love poem to savor, Linda. Lovely to see that the prompt from Diane brought even more words.

  3. Lovely! That is quite a love poem.

  4. Lovely poem, Linda--you've captured a special moment. And this form looks like a fun one to try!

  5. Oh my, my heart goes pitter patter. Enjoying the love poems posted by the PF people today. :) There's always something romantic about a rainstorm, isn't there?

  6. I have GOT to try writing one of these. I love a challenge and your poem is fabulous! -- Christie @

  7. This is a wonderful love poem, Linda. Let's save this one for the summer gallery.

  8. Linda, your poem made my heart melt. You've inspired me to give this form a try!

  9. Oh, Linda, this is fabulous! (And a lot less snarky than my poem!)

  10. Beautiful! So beautiful. I too have recently written my first golden shovel - so already felt a fascination and affinity - but your words... I love how connected and perfectly linked it is, to that borrowed line.

  11. What a great poem, Linda! Seems you were stepping out and trying on a new form this week like me. I am intrigued by the longing in this poem. Well done!

  12. This is gorgeous! You've taken kissing in the rain to new heights. I wonder if this is the beginning of a short story?


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