Now to Winter: A Companion Poem
Three cheers for Poetry Friday! I hope all of you in the Poetry Friday community are staying cozy and warm as we make our way into the thick of winter. I hope you all get a chance to visit Jone this week at her space Check It Out.
This week I decided to write a companion poem to the poem I shared last week Still No Winter. I really love the idea of poems sharing a deep friendship. I was determined that the character in my first poem would have this sort of fellowship with my next character. I began to let my mind wander with possibilities. Who would the mysterious companion be? What connection would the two characters share? How could my second character bring balance to the character I described in my first poem? And after pondering these questions long and hard, a character did in fact emerge. Now when I read these two poems, I close my eyes and imagine these characters walking hand in hand in this winter world.
Invitation to Write:
Sometimes even a poem needs a friend. Think about poems that you have read or maybe poems you have written that share a deep connection. What joins these poems together? Maybe they share the same ideas or perhaps the characters are very similar. Try reading my companion poems to find the relationship between them or have a go at writing your own companion piece.
12/8/2016 11:13:21 pm
I love how you also include your own creative process as you share your poetry. Thanks for allowing us a peek into what goes behind the words.
12/8/2016 11:56:17 pm
I love all the wintry poems I've been reading - so alien from my own reality. :)
12/9/2016 09:16:39 am
I love both, and the idea of being the caretaker, walking those woods and taking what's needed for the fire, keeping the blaze going, until spring. I've never thought of companion poems, Kiesha. Perhaps I'll take a look this week? Thank you!
12/10/2016 05:04:09 am
Such strong images and rich verbs! Love this!
12/23/2016 06:51:51 am
Lovely....just lovely. I fell asleep to these poems last night. That's meant to be a compliment. I love getting ready for Poetry Friday on Thursday evening so I was reading your beautiful thoughts and words and drifted off on them. I came back again this morning to read again. Have a wonderful holiday. I can't wait to see what the woods bring you in 2017.
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Welcome! I'm Kiesha Shepard, and I have a love for writing and the teaching of writing. Whispers From the Ridge is a place where I can share my words and ideas for teaching writing. It's also a place for you to find inspiration for writing the words inside of you. I invite you into my world of writing as I capture the whispers from the ridge.
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