Today is Poetry Friday. If you are wondering what Poetry Friday is click here, where author Renee M. LaTulippe explains the gathering that takes place on Fridays. Our host today is Catherine at Reading to the Core. Please visit Catherine’s page to participate or to read some great poetry from fellow writer’s. Thank you for hosting, Catherine!
My inspiration for today’s post comes from a fellow blogger, Carol Varsalona. Carol has been an inspiration to me over the past few years with her poetry, her willingness to connect and provide support, and over-all friendliness across a digital medium. We’ve both lived in the east, although are now living in different states. Following Carol’s lead, I decided to try some image poems. She regularly offers this type of poem in a gallery style format that works exceedingly well to engage the reader both visually and through words.
Since another hobby of mine is nature photography, this type of image poetry is a great fit for me. This week is my first try at this type of poetry. I used images of my own, both from my yard and my recent travels to my parents in New York State. Then, I crafted haiku from the image. I’m not sure if this is what is supposed to be done, but it is how I worked at my first image poems. Please visit Carol’s blog at Beyond Literacy Link to view her work and the gallery she has created. Thank you for the inspiration, Carol!