Easy lead to writing poetry I thought and I find the series interesting.

Write of Passage

For Day 9 of Intro to Poetry, the prompt or topic to address is “landscape.” The poetic device suggested is apostrophe.An apostrophe is like a passage directed at a specific person or thing. The poet speaks directly to Harry or the cat or even a spoon.

The poem below came a bit too easily, and I admit to spending too little time making it flow smoothly. While trying to describe the island, I directed my words to it. So,I used apostrophe, I suppose. Whether or not I got things right… well, you be the judge.

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My Island Smile

Upon mattress of wave-washed, rounded crushed shell

You welcome my beach towel and warm it well.

Your cerulean skies meet turquoise and emerald

Waters off-shore as I read through the Herald.

In winter, you cool my skin with your breezes.

In summer, the ‘fridge barely ice cubes freezes;

Yet you…

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