Thursday, April 1, 2010

Poetry Quickfire: It's National Poetry Month!!

All day, I was trying to find just the right inspiration for my first poem for National Poetry Month. Lucky for me that my lovely daughter with chalk smudged cheeks brought me by the hand to see her "big girl" drawings on the driveway.


Look At Me

Cradle that burst of smile
shining with phoenix promise
as small hands do the Picasso
to glimpse her pretty world.

Embrace that regal display
curtsying with princess pride
as sharp eyes place that detail
to unearth her colorful ways.


You have to go over and visit my friend, bel, over at The Itsy Bitsy Monkey. Her wonderful wit and creativity are always evident in her posts. Bel invites everyone to jump into the poet's chair and write poetry during April. It will be fun :)

14 comments:

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Lovely poem, is it National poetry Month everywhere? or only where you are.?

Yvonne.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Lovely poem, is it National poetry Month everywhere? or only where you are.?

Yvonne.

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh I wish you would have taken a picture and posted that beautiful drawing. Great poem.

Joanne said...

What a beautiful tribute, not only to your daughter, but to that time of her life ... chalk drawings and princesses and smiles. You captured it well!

Susan Fobes said...

I love your poem Kelly, but I am no poet, trust me.

The Write Girl said...

What a beautiful and creatively spun poem. Thanks for sharing poetry month with us :)

Gerri said...

That was very cool. Your imagery is fantastic. :)

Becca said...

How beautiful! I just love that you are able to find inspiration in the most simple things!

Michelle said...

Awww, it's beautiful! What a sweet little girl - and yay for spring and chalk dusted cheeks!

Creativity!! said...

Lovely Beautiful Poem Dear :) :) Will Surely Visit The Link :) :)

christy rose said...

OOOOH! I was thinking,"just lovely" as I was reading your poem and then i read everyone's comments and they all beat me to it! :) Oh well, I still think it is true!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Your poems always make me smile! I love reading your words. I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday!

Kringle said...

The view of your blog always brings warmth to the soul!

Jenners said...

Be sure to put this in her "baby" book (if she even has one being the "youngest." That was my youngest brother's biggest complaint ... until he had his second child then he understood).