Poetry Photo Prompts

Today, I posted for the first time to the group managed by Margaret Simon from Reflections on the Teche and Janet F. (also a poet) who assists Margaret in managing the FaceBook group of the same name: This Photo Wants to Be A Poem.

The photograph this week is from another blogger with whom I’ve become acquainted through Poetry Friday, Molly Hogan. It was of an Eastern Blue Bird. Here is the poem I came up with:

Sweet Song

Sweet Eastern Bluebird to whom do you call?

With your lilting, repetitive but sharp song,

Is it for your little ones, your mate, or all?

Just now gone from my yard, I can’t help but think of you and long.

© Draft, Carol Labuzzetta, 2021

Photographs have long been the inspiration for my poetry, especially photographs I take myself. I believe the reason for this is that my photography makes me happy and captures a memory for me. Memories are typically filled with emotion, so the photography lends itself beautifully to creating an emotion-filled piece of poetry.

Even yesterday, when my husband and I were working hard on our driveway, laying erosion cloth, I stopped long enough to snap a few photos. The photos below are what I was able to capture.

© Carol Labuzzetta, 2021
© Carol Labuzzetta, 2021
© Carol Labuzzetta, 2021
© Carol Labuzzetta, 2021

Photography definitely inspires me and whenever possible I use my own photography on my blog. I hope that it adds beauty and substance to my posts!

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