EARTH HOUR 2015

Once again, it is time to pause for a few minutes to reflect on our dear planet. Earth Hour is observed in many countries across the world.

This week, I decided to respond to a wordling poetry prompt in recognition of this special hour. The bolded words were provided at the link listed below my poem.

EARTH HOUR
EARTH HOUR

2015 EARTH HOUR

Backyard robins are quiet after a day of nest-building

Reminding me of the swallows that used to hang out in the barn

In the pond, pools of water circle the frog

as he wakes from winter

We light a camp-fire in the circle of rocks

Earth hour has begun on this cold spring night.

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick

Written in response to poetry prompt at http://thepoetrypark.com/2015/03/26/16-wordling-words-no-5/.

Enjoy your Earth Hour!

TREES — BIRCHES ARE BEST!

Fortunate to have grown up in a province that is blessed with numerous trees and forests, I find it hard to imagine living without an evergreen or maple or apple tree nearby.

BIRCHES ON BLUE
BIRCHES ON BLUE

I am delighted to see that trees are the focus of The Poetry Park prompt* this week. After thinking back on some of my writing and photos, I realize that trees have figured prominently in these efforts.

Also, in my favourite titles by favourite poets and authors, the subject of trees has drawn me to many of their works.

That led me to focus on one of my favourite trees for responding to this prompt. Here is the poem I wrote.

Limerick on Birch Tree

There once was a birch tree so tall.

The leaves from its branches would fall

yellow bits on green lawn

backyard covered by dawn

White birch is the best tree of all.

@ 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick

*Written in response to The Poetry Park prompt at http://thepoetrypark.com/2015/03/23/15-there-are-rich-counsels-in-trees/