Monday, April 23, 2012

Poetry snippets - April 23

I have to admit, I struggled with today's prompt from Bud the Teacher. It is a beautiful image of a cloudy day on the beach, with beautiful sun breaking through the clouds. Two women huddle under an umbrella - which gives a splash of color to the scene. Yet I couldn't "settle" into a poem for it. Instead, I got two bits. 

1) A snippet of a poem about friendship. Not really satisfying, as it came to me with some rhyme and I just don't know where to go with it. 

Splash of color in a dingy day.
Flash of a smile to light the way
Celebrating when things go well
Commiserating when it goes to hell

2) A haiku about the setting. 
Heavy clouds linger
Scattered golden rays announce
Sweet sunshine’s return

Ah well, can't win 'em all, right? I liked yesterday's poem much better. 

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