SOL19 Day 2 Serendipity

On my walk today with Scott, down the sidewalk to the wooden bridge over Fiddle Creek, we pause as we always do to gaze down and enjoy nature’s beauty growing in all seasons.

“Look!” I said, “A heart rock!”

And there below, bound by snow and shadow, a rock always there, today turned into a pleasant pose — a gift of serendipity,  discovered by us, of a heart framed in the cold.

Fiddle Creek Love Rock

On returning home, I read this post from Kim Doulliard Walking Towards the Storm” for her Day 1 of SOL19: Skinny Poems, which she found from Margaret Simon here “Poetry Friday-Metaphor Dice & Skinny Poems.”  Thank you both for the inspiration for today’s SOL19.

If you look carefully at the image, you’ll see the “love” in heart and word.

Serendipity! A skinny poem inspiration!


Love is serendipity

in

puppy’s

wagging

tail

in

strangers’

holding

doors

in

nature’s

expansive

beauty

in

serendipity, love.


I know Kim will love this photo because the letters are there in the snow too! She’s photographed many “nature” letters in her blog.

Fiddle Creek Love Rock part 2

 

Note: I changed Margaret’s Skinny Poem rules so the flow of ideas include groups of three in a 15 line poem. Here’s how I wrote it:

  • Choose a metaphor as line one.
  • Write a word for lines 2, 6, 10, 14.
  • Fill in lines 3, 4, 5;  7, 8, 9; and 11, 12, 13 with ONE word for each line.
  • Repeat line 1 words in line 15.

So for inspiration for your SOL19 tomorrow, try a skinny poem — and please thank Kim and Margaret for the inspiration!

Update: Margaret shared in the comments the origin of the Skinny Poem: The Skinny Poetry Journal

 

3 comments

  1. Sheri–I love your skinny poem and that you thought of me when you saw the word love in the snow! I love your modification of the skinny poem, something I’ll keep in mind when I try this with my students.

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