Last day of March means the last day of sporadic poem posts. Today's your day- join me in a month of poetry exploring! April is National Poetry Month, and Alexis Yael is guiding me and other writers (from brand newbies to published pros) in daily poem practice with her powerful flavor of mindfulness and wabi-sabi acceptance of "flaws". Sign ups are still open here. I am excited as finally opening my windows to sun-warmed fresh air! Here are my two pieces for the past week. I'll be posting them at the Facebook page, and collecting each week's archive here at the blog.
Story for a Girl
Easter Morning, we have dessert after breakfast.
Chocolate-faced, my girl bounces & dances.
I ask her if she knows
the story— I correct: stories—
of Easter. Her mind wanders with puzzles,
pieces with pagan eggs, the stories of Christ
moving and blending, the definition of fertility.
She's lost in my rambling words and collage of myths.
She lights a spark, and I set to writing her Easter story.
A story for a girl who finds and inspires
magic in every moment. For a girl who finds
wonder in Goddess chants and heaven and
golden light in her Jesus.
For a girl bursting with her own new light,
bright as a wild dawn goddess, shining like angels.
For this girl, who teaches me everyday magic,
I set to create a story weaving together for her
the traditions, many colored,
that make a history and a future.
My wish is for stories, for sweetness and
magic, and for this girl always to find puzzles.