Happy Friday! Thanks, Tricia at The Miss Rhumphius Effect for hosting our gathering today. As February slogs on, I have found myself ruminating on our tense (and now at war) world. When that happens, poetry to the rescue!
|collage by Linda M. '22|
Today I read the most recent post from Children's Poetry Summit. I so enjoy this U.K.-based blog. This post was about the sense of smell and how our language, doesn't give many words or works of poetry to it.
Author Natalia Kucirkova writes poetry for children that play with a sense of smell and includes literal scents in her books for kids.
This made me wonder. When is the last time I wrote a poem for children or otherwise that included this sense in a significant way?
Well, that question felt like a challenge...and it got me scribbling. This poem isn't exactly a happy children's poem. But, there's a bit of hope in it...and I may keep tinkering with it.
How about you? When's the last time you wrote about the sense of smell? Give it a try...maybe you can find more smell words!
This week's poem on the padlet is a bit of a stretch. I went searching for "February Star" and that led me to this adorable photo and a triolet. Find both on the padlet