This week seemed to fly! Thanks to our host for Poetry Friday's round-up, creative and connected, Wondering and Wandering, Christie Wyman.
Christie challenged us to present a bird themed post today. Last week, Diane Mayer had a great post on using photographs from the Library of Congress as writing prompts. LOC has become one of my best friends. There is no end to what to discover from their online collection or at the physical library itself.
These two ideas seemed destined to meet on my laptop.
When I searched LOC for "bird" I found a cache of travel posters featured as a digital resource. I found an old poem. I found a prompt for each season....how could I stop at just one?
Indigo Bird. [No Date Recorded on Caption Card] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2002718964/>.
Rio - Braniff International Airways.  Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2009632101/>.
Turkey Gobbler Land
By Thomas Caldecott Chubb
Down in the south, where cornfields stand in rows
Of blond, stiff spears against a parched, brown earth;
Where the tall pine trees smell of turpentine,