Has anyone ever asked you when or how or why you began writing poetry? Lisel Mueller provides us with her reason for writing.
When I Am Asked
by Lisel Mueller
When I am asked
how I began writing poems,
I talk about the indifference of nature.
It was soon after my mother died,
a brilliant June day,
I sat on a gray stone bench
in a lovingly planted garden,
but the day lilies were as deaf
as the ears of drunken sleepers
and the roses curved inward.
You can read the rest of the poem here.
At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original spring acrostic poem and some suggestions for spring and seasonal poetry books and picture books in verse.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup.